Sue Bell Cobb Archives - Walt Maddox For Governor

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June 5, 2018

Walt Maddox takes the Democratic primary for governor, moving on to the general election

The voters of Alabama have chosen Walt Maddox in the Democratic primary race for the governor’s seat. Maddox will now face off against a Republican opponent on November 6. Maddox, the mayor of Tuscaloosa and Cobb, Alabama’s former chief justice, were considered the two frontrunners and Tuesday’s vote showed them pulling away from the rest of the field. Maddox, who is 45, had the fundraising edge over the 62-year-old Cobb. He raised more than $928,000 […]
May 31, 2018

Kay Ivey’s guns in schools plan criticized from both sides of the political spectrum

Gov. Kay Ivey’s proposal to allow certain school administrators to have firearms was met with criticism on two fronts — on one flank, the governor’s approach was slammed by one of her Republican opponents for being too rigid, while she was attacked from the left, where one Democratic gubernatorial candidate called the proposal “insane.” Details of the Alabama Sentry Program, which would allow school administrators in schools that don’t have school resource officers to store […]
May 21, 2018

Chism Strategies Memo

To: Interested Parties From: Brad Chism Date: 5/21/2018 Re: AL Governor’s Race On May 15th through 17th, Chism Strategies completed calls to more than 13,603 likely voters in the Alabama Democratic Primary. Among those who expressed support for a candidate, Walt Maddox leads Cobb by a 5.6 to 1 advantage and Fields with an 11 to 1 advantage. Of those interviewed who had a preference or were undecided, Walt Maddox was the choice of 68% […]
May 21, 2018

A Backseat Conversation with Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, gubernatorial candidate

(WIAT) – Walt Maddox is opening up about his campaign, how Tuscaloosa is recovering from the devastating tornado of 2011, and the state of his city of more than 80,000 residents. From his office in downtown Tuscaloosa, we geared up for our backseat conversation with the mayor. “We have been one of Alabama’s fastest growing cities the last few years,” Maddox said. “We’re always in the top three in that category.” When Alabamians thinks of […]
May 21, 2018

Alabama Democratic Conference endorses Walt Maddox for governor

Longtime Tuscaloosa mayor and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Walt Maddox on Saturday was endorsed by the Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC). Maddox said he is honored to have the endorsement of the predominantly African-American group. “I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Alabama Democratic Conference. I’m humbled by the trust and confidence ADC has placed in my campaign for Governor,” said Maddox. “The ADC endorsement is vital if a candidate hopes to have any chance of […]
May 20, 2018

Alabama governor candidate Walt Maddox endorsed by Alabama Democratic Conference

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 […]