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Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle to run for governor in 2018

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle (Source: WAFF file) Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle (Source: WAFF file)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle confirms he's throwing his hat into the Alabama governor's race in 2018.

Battle, a Republican, has discussed running for governor before but never confirmed his intentions. Earlier this month, he tweeted about the possibility.

"We've told everybody that we're gonna look end of April, first of May during that timeframe, making and announcement because this is something you need to take very seriously. It's a very serious move. For me, moving from Huntsville is a very serious move. We had some great successes here.and we look to continue to have those successes," he told WAFF 48 at the time.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle released a video message via Youtube making an official announcement on his running for governor in 2018. 

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