Editorial Archives - Walt Maddox For Governor


July 28, 2018

OUR VIEW: Ivey needs to accept challenge

Walt Maddox is trying what no candidate has done before in Gov. Kay Ivey’s tenure as governor — get her to the debate podium. Maddox, the Democratic nominee for governor, sent a formal letter to the Republican governor Tuesday, outlining a series of appearances and topics he recommends the candidates address in public. The topics cover pretty much everything, including: • Debate One: education and economic development • Debate Two: public safety, health care and […]
July 25, 2018

OUR VIEW: Maddox trying to prod Ivey onto debate stage

Captain Ahab chased Moby-Dick because the infamous white whale chewed off his leg. Javert chased Jean Valjean because he thought stealing a loaf of bread was practically a capital offense, if not a mortal sin. Supporters of Gov. Kay Ivey probably are looking at Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, her Democratic opponent in this year’s general election, in the same light as those fictional fanatics these days, given Maddox’s attempts to get Ivey to debate him. […]
July 24, 2018

EDITORIAL: Ivey taking state’s voters for granted

Republican Gov. Kay Ivey would be smart to avoid a debate with Tuscaloosa mayor and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Walt Maddox. But that doesn’t mean she should. Speaking at the Alabama Press Association convention at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach on Saturday, Maddox said Ivey doesn’t owe him a debate in the governor’s race, but that she does owe the voters one. He said instead of discussing ideas and plans to move the state forward, […]
July 9, 2018

MARK MAYFIELD: Kay Ivey’s Roy Moore strategy

Here’s a good rule to follow in every major political campaign — but most especially in Alabama’s upcoming gubernatorial election: Don’t vote for candidates who refuse to debate their opponents. I’m guessing, and I hope I’m proven wrong, that Gov. Kay Ivey has no intention of debating Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox between now and the Nov. 6 gubernatorial election. Maddox, by contrast, has made it clear that he wants to debate Ivey on key issues […]
June 22, 2018

Opinion | The most important election ever

Is this the country we want to be? Is this the state we love. I truly wonder. We always say there is never an election more important than the one at hand. It’s become a cliché. But, folks, there’s never been a more important election than the mid-term election this November. It may be cliché, but it’s absolutely true. If you are eligible to vote but not registered, get registered now. Don’t keep putting it […]
June 11, 2018

EDITORIAL: Despite odds, Walt Maddox a formidable candidate

Don’t be surprised when Walt Maddox is elected governor in November. What seemed impossible not that many months ago – a Democrat winning election to a statewide office in Alabama – now seems imminently doable. This is not a prediction. Alabama has long been a red state and has been deeply red for at least a decade, considering the Republican Party’s overwhelming dominance in statewide elections. Over the last two quadrennial election cycles, Republicans have […]