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Trump rolls out sweep of Alabama endorsements

Former President Donald Trump has secured the endorsement of Alabama’s U.S. House GOP delegation and Sen. Tommy Tuberville for his presidential campaign. Trump made the announcement ahead of his appearance tonight in Montgomery. 

In addition to the congressmen, Trump also announced endorsements from Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate, and the totality of the Alabama Public Service Commission. 

“As President Trump travels to the Alabama Republican Party’s Summer Dinner today, he is proud to receive over a dozen endorsements from federal and statewide elected officials across Alabama,” a campaign release said. 

“Alabama hosted the first stadium Trump rally eight years ago this month, and from that event, President Trump has won four consecutive elections in Alabama, winning the 2016 Primary, 2016 General, 2020 Primary, and 2020 General Elections — all by historic margins.”

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The campaign also echoed the endorsement of Tuberville, who threw his support behind Trump almost immediately after he launched his latest bid. 

“He’s the leader America needs in 2024,” Tuberville said. “That’s why I’m proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President of the United States.”

A joint statement on behalf of U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt, Mike Rogers, Gary Palmer, Jerry Carl, Barry Moore and Dale Strong said, “After eight years of Obama-Biden socialist policies, in his first term, President Trump’s America First agenda put our nation on a more secure and prosperous path, proving that the Trump policies are the right policies for the American people.”

They said under a second Trump term the policy priorities held by Alabamians will be delivered and defended. “We look forward to working with President Trump to Make America Great Again.”

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U.S. Sen. Katie Britt serves on the RNC’s Republican Party Advisory Council. A spokesman for Britt said, as a condition of joining the council, she pledged to stay neutral until the group finishes its work – but enjoys a “warm relationship with President Trump” and spoke with him this week. 

“They discussed the disastrous results of the Biden presidency and the need to restore strength to the White House, so that hardworking American families are put first again, Britt spokesman Sean Ross said. “While she continues to rest and recover at home, Wesley and her parents are excited to be there in person (today) to welcome President Trump back to Alabama.”

Trump reached out to key Alabama surrogates this week and will greet many of them today in Montgomery. 

“Throughout the Trump presidency, gas prices were low, the economy was strong, inflation was nonexistent, the border wall was being constructed, and crime was under control.  Under the Biden presidency, the exact opposite is happening across the board,” Ainsworth said. 

“Donald Trump made America great again during his first four years, and I’m confident that if given another term in the White House, he can make America great once more.”

Grayson Everett is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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