Email insights: ALGOP Chair urges Republicans to unite behind Trump

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after speaking during a primary night event Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Alabama GOP Chairman Terry Lathan urged her fellow Republicans to “unite” behind Trump, who she called the “presumptive nominee” in an email Thursday morning.

Find the text of the email below.

Fellow Republican,
I would like to begin by acknowledging and thanking all the Republican candidates who ran for the presidency this primary cycle. I want to specifically recognize Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich for their outstanding commitment to the Party’s cause throughout their campaigns.
Tuesday’s decisive victory in Indiana’s GOP Primary, made it clear that business leader Mr. Donald J. Trump will be the presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee. Mr. Trump’s current delegate count stands at 1,047, placing him well within the finish line of winning the 1,237 delegates needed for our Party’s nomination.

Donald Trump is no stranger to Alabama. Shortly after announcing his candidacy last summer, one of Mr. Trump’s earliest campaign stops was in August 2015 to Mobile. The rally drew an estimated 30,000 people to Ladd-Peebles Stadium after relocating from the civic center to accommodate the crowd! He again visited the Birmingham area in November 2015, where over 2,000 supporters gathered in the BJCC Arena. The third visit by the Trump campaign was in Madison this past February. The rally drew an estimated crowd of 10,000 people to the Madison City Stadium. In our state’s March 1 GOP Primary Election, Alabama voters selected Donald Trump as their presidential preference which earned him 43% of the total vote.

Our focus must now be unifying our Party to take back the White House. To quote RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, “Unity makes the impossible possible.”

Our unity will be seen worldwide this summer in Cleveland at our National Convention, but more importantly on November 8, 2016, as we defeat Hillary Clinton.

Contribute now to support the Alabama Republican Party in our efforts to Take. It. Back.


Terry Lathan
Chairman, Alabama Republican Party

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