Tommy Battles launches first campaign ad for gubernatorial run

Tommy Battle campaign ad

Republican gubernatorial nominee Tommy Battle released his first campaign ad in conjunction with announcing his gubernatorial run on Friday.

The 2-minute ad, titled “Battle for Alabama,” is an introduction of sorts narrated by Battle himself explaining that he’s a lifelong conservative, small business owner, and has served as the mayor of the city of Huntsville for the past eight years.

He makes the argument that “for too long, the people of Alabama have seen our values come under attack.”

“Recently those attacks have been coming from the leaders we’ve elected to fight for us,” Battle says in the ad. “Alabama has been given corruption instead of opportunity. Scandal instead of education. Embarrassment instead of pride. Our state’s challenges are real and they can’t wait. Politicians talk. Leaders get things done. It’s time we have a governor who talks less, listens to our people and gets things done… it’s time we make Alabama stronger for all of us.”

Battle is one of only two candidates to have officially announced they’re running for the position. Morgan County resident Stacy George also announced his candidacy earlier this month.

“This campaign isn’t going to be against anyone,” Battle adds in the spot. “It’s going to be for Alabama.”

Watch the entire ad below: