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Like them or not, Place 1 Public Service Commissioner Jeremy Oden's "always totin" campaign ads leave a lasting impression. In a down-ballot contest with higher-profile races at the top of the ticket, that could be the difference in a winning campaign.
Oden is making another push with the same theme in the late stages of the Republican primary with new TV and radio spots highlighting Oden’s support for the Second Amendment, "Christian conservative" stance and what he deems to be a continued commitment to "America First" energy policies.
“I was proud to fight Obama’s original Green New Deal agenda, I was proud to support President Trump’s policies of America First energy dominance, and I’m proud to be combatting Joe Biden’s radical America Last energy agenda right now,” Oden said in the ad. “As your Alabama Public Service Commissioner, I will always shoot down the far-left’s attempts to put their socialist political whims over the interests of Alabama families, small businesses, and farmers. No one will work harder to defend our God-given rights, liberties, and values, and I’ll never do anything but shoot straight. Together, we’ll ensure hardworking Alabamians continue to have affordable, reliable energy for generations to come.”
Oden's opponents in next Tuesday's Republican primary include Tallassee Mayor John Hammock, former TV news personality Stephen McLamb and Florence attorney Brent Woodall. If none of the candidates hit the 50%-plus-one mark, the top two will face off in a June 22 runoff to determine who will represent the GOP on the November ballot.
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