Pittman wins Republican nomination

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Adam Snyder (205) 533-6178

For Immediate Release:
September 12, 2007

Conservationists propel Pittman to Republican nomination

After a runoff campaign that focused more on conservation issues and the history of our organization than the candidates themselves, conservation voters in Baldwin County helped propel Trip Pittman to a sound 56 percent to 44 percent victory over Randy McKinney in the special election for state senate District 32.

“The people in Baldwin County care about their environment and showed just that at the polls on Tuesday by supporting and voting for Trip Pittman to become the Republican nominee for state senate,” said Adam Snyder, executive director of Conservation Alabama. “The Pittman camp has run an excellent, grassroots campaign, and we are behind him 100 percent to be the next state senator following one last hurdle on October 16.”

More than 1,200 more votes were cast in the runoff compared to the primary election last month. McKinney attacked Conservation Alabama with push polls and mailers in the waning weeks of the campaign. However, the people of Baldwin County knew better and told McKinney just that in the voting booth.

“This campaign proved that conservation issues are important to the people of Baldwin County. They know the effects of hurricane damage, the loss of wetlands, and poorly planned development on their communities. In Trip Pittman, Baldwin County citizens elected a candidate who cared about conservation issues and will do something about them in Montgomery,” Snyder said.

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