The Alabama Democratic Conference has endorsed Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox for governor.
"I'm humbled by the trust and confidence ADC has placed in my campaign for governor," said Maddox in a statement. "The ADC endorsement is vital if a candidate hopes to have any chance of winning the Democratic primary."
Maddox faces former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, former Alabama state Rep. James Fields, former gubernatorial aide Doug "New Blue" Smith and Dothan activist Christopher Countryman in the June 5 Democratic primary.
Maddox recently gained the backing of former state Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, who referenced Maddox's leadership as Tuscaloosa mayor during the 2011 tornado that devastated the city.
He also received the endorsement of the New South Coalition, one of the state's most visible and powerful black political organizations, which includes prominent state legislators.Continue reading on AL.com