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The Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee is holding its annual Summer Meeting on Aug. 13 at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center in Montgomery. That meeting will be preceded by the annual Summer Dinner on the night of Aug. 12 at 7 pm. The Summer Dinner is one of the ALGOP’s biggest fundraisers of the year.

“Now that we are past the Primary and Run Off elections, the ALGOP is fully focused on the General Election and helping our candidates win across the State of Alabama,” said Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl. “We are also committed to doing our part to take back the U.S. House and Senate, as well as defending our God-given rights and freedoms. It's time to put an end to the radical Biden agenda, and put the people of America first again!”

The Alabama Republican Party announced on Thursday that South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Georgia Republican U.S. Senate nominee Herschel Walker and Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch will be the featured guest speakers at the event.

ALGOP is still selling tickets and sponsorships to the summer dinner.

U.S. Congressman Barry Moore – whose district includes Montgomery – will give a special welcome, while U.S. Senate nominee Katie Boyd Britt, Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth, and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall will all take part in the program.

"We are excited to present such a dynamic lineup for our Summer Meeting this year,” Wahl said. “Kristi Noem is one of America's favorite governors, Herschel Walker has energized people across the country with his common sense conservative message, and Attorney General Fitch has a remarkable story for her role arguing before the Supreme Court in the case that overturned Roe v. Wade this year. These Republican figures are working hard to restore America, and we look forward to welcoming them to Sweet Home Alabama.”

Gov. Noem is a lifelong rancher, farmer and small business owner. She entered the political arena when she was elected to the South Dakota legislature in 2006 and later became the state's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2010 until 2018, when she was elected South Dakota's first-ever female governor. Noem is the New York Times bestselling author of "Not My First Rodeo: Lessons from the Heartland.” A wife and mother, she says her biggest accomplishment is raising her three children.

Herschel Walker was raised in Wrightsville, Georgia and went on to attend the University of Georgia for both football and track and field. Walker was a member of the 1980 UGA National Championship team and won the 1982 Heisman Trophy. He would go on to play professional football for 15 years, was a member of the 1992 U.S. Winter Olympics bobsledding team and competed in professional mixed martial arts. Walker is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia). With the Senate divided 50-50, a Walker victory is likely necessary for Republicans to take back control of the Senate in the Nov. midterm elections.

Lynn Fitch is Mississippi's 40th Attorney General and the first woman to serve in that role. A graduate of Ole Miss and the University of Mississippi School of Law, she's held positions in the state legislature, attorney general's office and Governor Haley Barbour's administration. She was elected State Treasurer in 2011 and Attorney General eight years later. As Attorney General, she argued before the U.S. Supreme Count in the case involving Mississippi's abortion restrictions that became the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.

The Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center is at 282 Bibb Street, Montgomery, AL 36104.

General Admission tickets are $150 and sponsorships are available. Visit algop.org for more information. Sponsors and their guests may attend a VIP reception at 5:30 pm prior to the dinner.

The Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee will meet the following morning – Saturday, August 13 – also at the Renaissance. Alabama, at 440 members, has the largest Republican Executive Committee in the country.

To connect with the author of this story, or to comment, email brandon.moseley@1819News.com.

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