The November 6 general election is less than 100 days away and Alabama’s candidates have taken to the internet and the airwaves with campaign ads in hopes of swaying Yellowhammer State voters to their side.
This week, only Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox released a new ad.
Maddox has called Governor Kay Ivey to debate him several times, and each time she’s dismissed his proposals saying; “When he finishes debating himself he can talk.”
In the ad, an announcer addresses an empty debate podium labelled “Kay Ivey,” asking wether or not she stands by her position of Maddox being inconsistent and non-committal on several issues including abortion, gun control, and confirming Brett Kavanaugh as a new Supreme Court Justice.
The empty podium never answers; leaving the announcer to ask “Governor Ivey? Governor?”
Maddox then responds to the question himself, securing his positions on all issues.
“I am a pro-life democrat,” Maddox says. “Being pro-life means that we must also invest in our healthcare and education systems.”
“I believe in the second amendment, and like most Alabamians I believe in universal background checks,” Maddox continues. “And when it comes to Judge Kavanaugh, lets let the United States Senate do their job. Lets trust in Doug Jones and Richard Shelby to make the decision they were sworn to do.”
- Title: Debate Topic #1: Abortion, Gun Control, and U.S. Supreme Court
- Published: August 9, 2018
- Tone: Assertive