DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan native and congressional candidate Jeff Coleman said he and his team have a great feeling on the upcoming runoff for the house seat for Alabama’s second district.
“We’re excited, we’re encouraged, and we’re inspired by the outpouring of support we received here in my hometown of Dothan and the Wiregrass region,” Coleman said.
Coleman rose to the top of the polls with the top percentage of the votes for most of the night. While receiving more support than his competitors, Coleman will still have to face off with Enterprise native and former state representative Barry Moore in the runoff on March 31.
Coleman said he’s not worried about who his opponent is since he had such a strong lead. As far as he’s concerned, his strategy will be mostly the same.
“It’ll be very similar to the 215 days we’ve done already,” he said. “We’re just going to continue to outwork our opponents and out-resource them.”
Coleman said his pro-business, pro-military, pro-farmer, and pro-Trump message has been resonating with the voter base, making him confident of his candidacy.
“We’ve met hundreds of thousands of just wonderful people in this great district that we call home, and our message is very clear: I’m a businessman; I’m not a politician,” he told his supporters. “I’m here to make a difference, to serve our great country, and to get results for you.”
Whoever wins the runoff will then have to face Democratic nominee Phyllis Harvey-Hall in the general election on Nov. 3, 2020.