The SEC Primary strikes again.
This week, two of the GOP’s top-tier presidential hopefuls are making their way to the Yellowhammer State.
Trump is heading to the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham this Saturday, November 21, 2015 where he’ll hold a rally at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are free to the general public and can be attained here.
Saturday’s rally marks Trump’s second visit to Alabama. On August 21 he held a rally in Mobile, which Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said remains the largest attended political rally for any presidential candidate of either party.
“We are excited to have Donald Trump bring his campaign to Birmingham! I am confident that Mr. Trump’s appearance will be welcomed with enthusiasm, just as it was in Mobile,” said Secretary Merrill.
Sen. Rubio will make his way to the Guntersville Recreation Center Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 for a rally from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. The rally will be open to the public. Rubio is also planning to hold two private fundraisers, one at Dream Ranch in Guntersville and a second at the home of state Senator Slade Blackwell (R-Mountain Brook).
“Senator Rubio has energized the electorate during his recent debate performances, and there is no doubt that he will be very well received in our state!” said Secretary Merrill.
Merrill continued, “We are very pleased with the way the SEC Primary has developed and what it means for our people to have personal interaction with these candidates. With the assistance and full support of the Alabama Legislature, one of the most significant things we have done in the Secretary of State’s Office is change the primary date to March 1.”
“Since the March primary legislation passed, the top two Democratic candidates and eight of the top Republican candidates have made campaign stops in Alabama, which is unheard of for our state. As Secretary of State, I will continue to position Alabama and the South as a place where presidential candidates are willing to make an effort to visit and meet our remarkable people.”
Alabama recently saw visits from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and former candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.