Exclusive Interview: Jeff Coleman talks upcoming runoff election, debate conflicts, and undecided voters


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Alabama Second Congressional District candidate Jeff Coleman remains on the campaign trail as Alabama’s runoff election draws closer.

“This final eight days we’re working very hard to to earn the trust of the voters in the second district,” Coleman said. “We’re doing everything we can. Our team is working very hard to ensure that we get the vote out. That’s the number one item right now. As you know, I won in the March 3 Super Tuesday Primary and we’ve been working very hard over this last three and a half months to identify our voters and get them out.”

WDHN has sent several possible dates for a scheduled debate between Coleman and his opponent Barry Moore—the earliest request dating back to May 4. According to Coleman, COVID-19 affected his campaign schedule, but he is still willing to debate.

“We’ve said all along through this process that we’ll debate my opponent at anytime, anywhere, anyplace,” Coleman said. “When the campaign trail reopened things got very busy as a result of being shutdown for so long. So as a result of that reopening we scheduled a lot of events and we’ve been throughout the 15 counties of the district meeting the people, talking to small business men and women, trying to understand what their needs are, and what I can do to help them. It’s been a very difficult period for our state, our country, and we’re doing everything we can to get this economy back on track. So as a result of that, that created some difficulties scheduling the debate but we’re available to do it at anytime.”

According to Coleman, it is important for voters to know he fully supports President Donald Trump.

“My message is very simple: I’m a business man just like President Trump,” Coleman told WDHN. “I’m not a career politician. I want to go to Washington to serve our great country. Make a positive difference and get results for the people, and that’s what I’m all about. That’s what I’ve said for over ten months now. We’re going to continue to drive that point forward. I have not sold out to a Washington insider political action group, which I unfortunately received a lot of despicable political ploys and nasty negative ads. We’re going to continue to keep it positive to the best of our ability and tell people I’m a business man, I’m not a politician and I want to serve them with humility, honor, care, and respect and integrity.”

Alabama’s Second Congressional District Runoff Election is set for July 14.

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