Aderholt joins Tim James campaign
Few people mention Tim James when talking about the state's next governor, but he continues to rack up endorsements from notable Republicans.
U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, accepted a request from James on Monday to join the executive committee of the Tim James for Governor Campaign.
Aderholt, in a statement, said James has strong conservative credentials and experience in business and finance, which makes him "the right person to lead the people of Alabama during these tough economic times.”
James, the only Republican so far to announce he is running for governor in 2010, praised Aderholt for opposing federal bailouts in the spite of support from the White House. Aderholt has served seven terms in the House.
James, a Greenville businessman and son of former two-term Gov. Fob James, was the first candidate to announce he was running for governor. He is often not mentioned in discussions about the governor's race, but he has hired veteran staff and has loaned his campaign $2 million. He is also assembling support in the state from notable Republicans including Aderholt, state Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin of Indian Springs, former U.S. Rep. Sonny Callahan of Mobile and John Giles, former head of the Alabama Christian Coalition.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen