Alabama Republicans pushing to excite their base to vote

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — With the November election coming up in less than three weeks, Republican candidates and members are making a push to get people out and vote for their party.

“We got to excite our base and get our base out to vote,” Houston County District 4 commissioner Brandon Shoupe said. “I think if we do that, you know I think we’ll win so that’s gonna be key making sure your people show up to the polls to go vote.”

Candidate Barry Moore said that staying on the president’s message of a strong economy despite the pandemic will help win people over that aren’t Republican and pushing that message will do just that.

“I think if we stay on the message and stand behind the president, we’ve got a great opportunity here to rally all folks to our party, and so we’re trying to unite right now and finish well, and that’s the plan to play well and finish well,” Moore said.

U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville was expected to be at the Republican women’s meeting in Dothan but sent a campaign representative instead.

Political analyst Steve Flowers said there may be a reason Tuberville isn’t showing or speaking to the media.

“If he says something out of the ordinary, he can hurt himself,” flowers said. “That’s why he hasn’t debated; it’s his race to lose.”

Moore said he can’t speak for Tuberville or his campaign, but for his own campaign they’re trying to be available.

“For us, we want to make ourselves available,” Moore said. “That’s what we’ve tried to do and I’m travelling all over the district trying to finish well in the last two weeks.”

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