As Election Day in Alabama draws near, two of the candidates looking to unseat Governor Kay Ivey have announced statewide tours. Gubernatorial candidates Lindy Blanchard and Tim James have both hit the road to get their individual messages to the people of Alabama.
A recent poll commissioned by Alabama Daily News and Gray Television and conducted by Cygnal, Ivey’s former consulting firm, has Ivey getting 40% of the vote. The poll, which was released to subscribers of Inside Alabama Politics first, has James coming in behind Ivey at 17.9% and Blanchard with 14.6% with a margin of error of +/- 3.99% making it a dead heat for which one of them will be in the run-off should there be one. Lew Burdette follows James and Blanchard with 5.8% and Dean Odle with 3.6%.
Blanchard announced she will continue traveling across Alabama this week for her Alabama Values Tour stopping to speak with voters in every corner of the state. On Monday, Blanchard started with what she called “‘Bama Roots Day” and made stops in Montgomery to Fort Deposit, Greenville, and Mobile, and then ended the day in Brewton.
Tuesday is “Faith and Family Day” beginning with multiple stops in Huntsville and will continue to Decatur, Birmingham, and ending in Montgomery.
Please see below for a schedule of Blanchard’s Tuesday Tour Events:
Blue Plate Cafe
3210 Governors Dr. SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
Faith Walk to the Cross
Monte Sano State Park
5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
Montgomery County GOP “Countdown to the Primary”
Baseball Game – Riverwalk Stadium
200 Coosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104
Tim James will be kicking off his “Fight Back” bus tour across Alabama on Wednesday morning, May 18, at Fort Dale Academy in Greenville. From Greenville, Tim will stop to meet with Alabama voters in Camden, Linden, Tuscaloosa, Sheffield, and Florence.
Thursday morning, May 19, James will begin the day in Huntsville, and travel through Guntersville, Gadsden, Oxford, Sylacauga, Alexander City, Auburn, and Opelika.
Friday morning, May 20, he will meet with Alabama voters in Auburn and his hometown of Opelika, then depart for Troy, Ozark, Dothan, Enterprise, Elba, and Andalusia.
On Saturday, May 21, James will start in Mobile and make stops in Fairhope, Foley, Daphne, and end the day back home in Greenville.
To get more information including a sample ballot, your polling place, and your current voter registration information leading up to the May 24, 2022 election, visit the Secretary of State website at AlabamaVotes.org.