Democratic Party Opens Headquarters, Candidates Speak Out
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County Democrats say they are ready for the fall campaign. Saturday, they opened the doors to what will be the hub of all the party’s operations over the next few months.
The headquarters are located at 2835 North Memorial Parkway, which is just south of Sparkman Drive.
While Saturday was a celebration, now, the real work begins. Volunteers will be there from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, writing letters, making phone calls, and registering voters.
Party leaders are calling it the start of a movement.
“What’s really amazing is that this army of volunteers has really come out,” said Clete Wetli, chair of the Madison County Democratic Party. “This is our first step to taking Alabama back, or should I say, moving Alabama forward.”
Local candidates spoke to the volunteers to amp them up for November, and even took a few swipes at their opponents.
“We have to understand, when we go to Washington we can’t go there to make enemies,” said Charlie Holley, 5th District Congressional candidate running against incumbent Republican Mo Brooks. “Truthfully, unlike my opponent, I am not a career politician and part of the partisan divide that is crippling our country.”
Holley accused Brooks of refusing to cooperate with Democrats, and even called his record into question, saying he hasn’t sponsored enough bills during his time on the Hill.
“I have sponsored or cosponsored several dozens of bills, some of which have passed and become law. More importantly I have put amendments into bills that have become law,” said Rep. Brooks.
According to Brooks’ office, he has sponsored three bills and cosponsored over 200 bills in his time in office.