Stacy Lee George may not have the money his opponents do to campaign for Alabama Senate District 9, but he's confident his high name ID will win him the seat without a runoff.
"My choice path for politics, because I didn't have the money and still don't have the money the other guys do, but I've been able to creatively do this since '97 to prepare for a race just exactly like this," George told 1819 News.
George has served two terms as Morgan County Commissioner, ran multiple times to be a Republic election delegate and twice for governor. He's also been active in his community in Arab involving a court case to allow students to lead prayer in school and has worked with several companies related to Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal, which is now entirely in District 9, he said.
George said he doesn't expect to raise as much money as his opponents, State Reps. Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) and Wes Kitchens (R-Arab); however, he estimated he only needs another $7,000 for a direct mail campaign to put him over the edge to win the election without a runoff.
"Wes Kitchens and Colvin are trying figure out which one can get in a runoff because they are the establishment Republicans, and I'm the Donald Trump, the Roy Moore candidate that has the name ID, that has the base," he said. "So they're going to have to spend a ton of money to try to get in a runoff with me. I think I'm going to beat them without a runoff."
"They talk about cash on hand; I have cash on demand," he added. "…I just tell my contributors what we need this week to make it happen."
If his strategy proves successful, George said his priorities in office would be to repeal the 10-cent gas tax, immediately abolish the grocery tax, work on prison reform and pass a "blanket protection" for students to pray in schools.
"I just think God has opened up a door," he said. "There's no doubt in my mind that I'm going to win this race. It don't matter how much money these kids raise."
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