Governor Huckabee to Return to Alabama for Campaign Stop
On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Merrill announced that Republican Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will revisit Alabama.
Governor Huckabee will be at the Alabama Republican Party: ALGOP Headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., beginning at 1:30 p.m. on November 5. During the event, Governor Huckabee will present his petition and filing fee to Republican Chairwoman Terry Lathan. Governor Huckabee recently visited Alabama in October where he made several stops throughout the state.
The Secretary of State commented on Governor Huckabee’s return to Alabama: “In 2008, Governor Huckabee won the Alabama Primary and has shown that he is committed to winning again. Candidates that continue to visit our state are proof that the SEC Primary is real and is working,” said Secretary Merrill. “With the assistance and full support of the Alabama Legislature, one of the most significant things we have done in the Secretary of State’s Office is change the primary date to March 1. Since the March primary legislation passed, the top two Democratic candidates and seven of the top Republican candidates have made campaign stops in Alabama, which is unheard of for our state. Our state has a strong voice and it is being heard through the SEC Primary! As Secretary of State, I will continue to position Alabama and the South as a place where Presidential candidates are willing to make an effort to visit and meet our remarkable people.”
Alabama recently saw visits from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
For more information on meeting the candidates, please contact the Office of the Secretary of State at 334-242-7200.