Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox slammed Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday during a speech to the Birmingham Rotaract Club, claiming the governor's campaign lacks substance and is focusing on issues that don't affect the state.
"On one hand ... you can see that we have released content and complex policies about the challenges facing Alabama. On the other hand, my opponent has talked about Judge Kavanaugh - by the way, I don't think the governor has any say who sits on the Alabama [sic] Supreme Court," Maddox, the Tuscaloosa mayor, told the club of 18-30 year olds. "They talk about the 2nd Amendment, they talk about President Trump, they talk about a couple of other things."
Maddox said the state needs a plan to attract businesses for the new, tech-based economy and training Alabamians for those jobs instead of focusing on manufacturing.
"The economy is changing quicker than we can imagine. We have no sustainable workforce development strategy in the state of Alabama," he said. "But they [the Ivey campaign] want you to hold on to mountain oysters, and Confederate monuments and things that are up in Washington, D.C. that'll do nothing for the people in your neighborhoods. ...That is why this election matters."Continue reading on AL.com.