From staff reports
MONTGOMERY — Republican Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee, will tour the state of Alabama on Thursday, Oct. 1, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced today.
Huckabee will begin his tour with a public appearance in Florence at 8 a.m., and will stop for two private fundraisers in Sylacauga and Selma. His tour is ending with a public appearance at 6 p.m. in Dothan. Exact times and locations will be released closer to time.
“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 outstanding citizens,” Merrill said. “When this many Presidential candidates are choosing to visit Alabama, it is proof the SEC Primary is working. The SEC Primary greatly increases the importance of southeastern states to candidates, and I am proud to see our state receiving the attention it deserves. It is so important that Alabamians have the opportunity to interact with all candidates in order to learn who best reflects their views.”
Alabama recently saw visits from former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio governor John Kasich, Senator Rand Paul, Donald Trump and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker.
Additionally, Democratic Presidential candidates have been contacted for possible campaign stops in Alabama, but as of this release no visits have been set.