Coach Tommy Tuberville on Wednesday announced the addition of House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) as co-chair of his U.S. Senate campaign’s leadership team and cited the lawmaker’s impressive record of success in the Alabama State House among the key reasons for his selection.
Ledbetter joins co-chair Stan McDonald, a Huntsville attorney who has successfully helped lead the campaign.
“Majority Leader Ledbetter has spent the last three years working closely with Republican representatives and senators from every corner of our state, and the conservative reforms they implemented have made Alabama a better place to work, live, and raise children,” Tuberville said. “His team built upon the GOP supermajority in Alabama during the 2018 campaign cycle, and his experience and instincts will prove to be invaluable as we head toward November.”
Ledbetter said he was eager to begin working with the campaign staff to secure a Tuberville victory, especially since Alabama’s U.S. Senate race is considered the most important in the nation and could very well determine the direction of the country for the next decade or more.
“Since taking office, Doug Jones has voted twice to remove Donald Trump from office, opposed the nomination of conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and joined the liberal faction that supports abortion and wants to grab our guns,” Ledbetter said. “I am proud to help elect Coach Tuberville because it is time for Alabama to have a U.S. Senator who represents our conservative beliefs and values, not those of liberals who live in New York and California.”
Ledbetter, a former mayor and city council member in Rainsville, was elected to the Alabama House in 2014. Originally selected by his Republican colleagues to serve as House Majority Leader in 2017, he was the first freshman member in modern times to hold that leadership position.
He currently serves as vice chair of the House Internal Affairs Committee and holds seats on the powerful, agenda-setting House Rules Committee, the budget-writing Ways and Means Education Committee, and the Commerce and Small Business Committee.