At his second stop in a four city, state-wide tour, Bill Armistead, Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, announced to the press and conservative activists at the Houston County GOP Headquarters the formation of the Alabama Battleground Patriots initiative.
"Everywhere I go in Alabama, people are always asking me how they can help make a difference in the presidential election in vital swing states," Armistead told the gathered crowd. "We feel confident that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will easily carry Alabama, so our in-state efforts are being focused on putting Republicans in office at the county level, especially in counties where Republicans were never before competitive.
"But as important as it is to elect Republicans to office in Alabama courthouses, it is equally important that we put a Republican in the White House this November. The Presidential election will ultimately be won in swing states such as Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida, and that's why we created the Alabama Battleground Patriots," Armistead continued. "Through this program, Alabama Republicans will be able to travel to the states that need our help the most, working hand-in-hand with the RNC and the Romney/Ryan campaign."
Three trips have been scheduled to take place from Sunday, October 21 through Saturday October 27. Two groups will depart from Birmingham, one being deployed to Charlotte, North Carolina and the other to Virginia Beach, Virginia. Another group will depart from Baldwin County and travel to Jacksonville, Florida. A fourth trip is scheduled out of Huntsville to Dayton, Ohio and will take place from Wednesday, October 24th through Sunday, October 28th. This group will be led by Congressman Mo Brooks (R - Huntsville). Information for the program can be found at www.AlabamaBattlegroundPatriots.com.
The Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, has lent his support to the Alabama Battleground Patriots program and issued the following statement. "As Chairman of the Republican National Committee, I humbly request your help to ensure Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan win the swing-states that are so vital to victory in this election. I am grateful that Chairman Bill Armistead and the Alabama Republican Party have created the Alabama Battleground Patriots in order to help make that happen. I encourage Alabamians to get involved to the fullest extent possible, whether it's deploying to a battleground state or making a generous donation to support these efforts. Your efforts could make all the difference. I want to thank these Patriots for their continued hard work and thank them for their unwavering devotion to the principles that make this the greatest country in the world."
"I believe that those who volunteer to be a part of the Alabama Battleground Patriots will be part of history being made as we defeat Barack Obama and send him back to Chicago. This is your chance to get involved and make a difference," concluded Armistead.
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