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July 10, 2018

Maddox campaign: Senate doesn’t care what Ivey thinks about Supreme Court pick

It perhaps seemed a bit unusual that Gov. Kay Ivey quickly issued a statement of support Monday night in support of President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. And maybe it seemed out of the ordinary for Ivey to issue a second statement on Tuesday, calling on her Democratic opponent in the governor’s race, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, to join her in supporting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the high court. After all, […]
July 8, 2018

The V – July 8, 2018 – Special Guest: Mayor Walt Maddox

This week The V Team takes a further look into the ongoing investigation of Steve Marshall’s wife’s death, nine days until the Republican Primary Runoff, and how the Trump tariffs will affect Alabama. This week our special guest is gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox.
July 6, 2018

Gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox reports solid June fundraising, Gov. Kay Ivey still has money edge

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Despite a crowded primary field Republican Gov. Kay Ivey and Democrat Walt Maddox won their races without a runoff. The general election is four months away, but the primary has shown it’s going to be an expensive race and fundraising isn’t slowing down. Ivey won the primary with 56 percent of the vote, spending $4.2 million along the way. She was actually outspent by her three GOP challengers, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, […]
July 2, 2018

Alabama Democrats optimistic Walt Maddox can beat Kay Ivey

Alabama Democrats – for years obliterated from all statewide offices in the Deep South and deeply red state – go into the fall election season with high optimism, but fighting tough math and historical trends, as they seek to build off last year’s victory of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones. Buoyed by Jones’ victory as the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from the state in a quarter century, Democrats have newfound energy heading into […]
June 21, 2018

Ivey says no to state money for coastal Amtrak; Maddox blasts ‘outdated governing’

In a setback for supporters hoping to see passenger rail service return to Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey has opted not to commit state money to help reestablish a coastal Amtrak connection. Ivey had through Wednesday to decide whether the state would make a $5.3 million pledge over the next three years to help restore Amtrak service between Mobile and New Orleans. On Thursday, her office released a statement saying she had opted against it. That […]
June 19, 2018

‘There’s a better way to do this’: Walt Maddox says he’s against separating families at border

Alabama Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox said Tuesday he opposes the controversial Trump administration policy of separating parents and children at the border, saying he would try to persuade President Trump to reconsider the policy instead of deploying Alabama National Guard Troops to the southern border. “If I were governor, I would use the power of the office to encourage the president to find a humane solution to this issue. We can protect our borders […]