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Trump campaign selects 15 prominent Alabama Republicans as honorary state chairs

Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Monday announced the members of the Alabama Trump Victory leadership team.

This esteemed group of Republican elected officials in the state will help deliver Alabama for Trump and fellow conservatives throughout the ballot in 2020.

A regional political director will also be a member of the Alabama team.

In a joint statement, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said, “In 2016, President Trump won Alabama by nearly 30 percentage points, and we are confident that the President, along with Republicans up and down the ballot, will have another strong victory in 2020.”

Trump campaign honorary Alabama state chairs as follows:

  • Senator Richard Shelby
  • Governor Kay Ivey
  • Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth
  • Congressman Robert Aderholt
  • Congressman Mo Brooks
  • Congressman Gary Palmer
  • Congressman Mike Rogers
  • PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh
  • Attorney General Steve Marshall
  • Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Rick Pate
  • Treasurer John McMillan
  • PSC Commissioner Jeremy Oden
  • PSC Commissioner Chip Beeker
  • State Rep. Jim Carns
  • State Rep. Tim Wadsworth

It should be noted that no 2020 federal candidates or potential federal candidates, like Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-01), Secretary of State John Merrill and State Auditor Jim Zeigler, were included on the list, besides incumbent congressional members running for their current office.

Congresswoman Martha Roby (AL-02) was also not named as an honorary state chair. She is not seeking reelection in 2020.

“Our Alabama Victory leadership team is prepared to share the historic successes of President Trump and Republican allies across the state,” Parscale and McDaniel concluded. “The facts show that President Trump has delivered on his promises, and we are confident that the great men and women of Alabama have taken notice.”

Alabama has added 82,200 jobs since Trump was elected in 2016. The state’s unemployment rate has fallen a full 2.5% in the same time period — from 5.8% to 3.3% last month.

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn