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 winning the Democratic primary.”
Maddox says no candidate has ever won the democratic primary without the endorsement of ADC and New South, since 1960.
“I have been honored to receive the endorsement of many distinguished Alabamians, elected officials, community leaders, unions and political organizations. Today’s endorsement by ADC along with the endorsement we received from New South and those many others place my campaign on a trajectory for victory on June 5,” Maddox concluded.”
New South endorsed Maddox last month. Both groups traditionally conduct get-out-the vote efforts for candidates they endorse.
In the June 5th Democratic primary, Maddox will face former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, along with Christopher Countryman, James Fields, Doug Smith and Anthony White.
The winner will go on to face the Republican nominee in the general election, to be selected among: Gov. Kay Ivey, Tommy Battle, Bill Hightower, or Scott Dawson.