Both Chris Elliott and Dr. David Northcutt say they feel strong heading into Tuesday’s runoff.
“The good news is the voters of Baldwin County have seen me in action, they’ve seen my work product, I’ve got a proven record,” said Elliott.
“I’m super encouraged about how things are going–the campaign has picked up a tremendous amount of momentum here towards the end,” Northcutt said.
Both Northcutt and Elliott say the fact that this campaign got so negative so fast, is not a surprise.
These are quotes from radio ads that each candidate has been running:
“Chris Elliott must think voters of Baldwin County are stupid…”
“Dr. David Northcutt, remember him–convicted by the state of Alabama for fraudulent communications…”
“Fact: Chris Elliott is in the pocket of Montgomery special interests…”
“The Alabama Dental Association and more than one thousand dentists oppose Northcutt…”
It’s been far from a friendly campaign. Northcutt says it went that way because of who was managing Elliott’s campaign.
“When you realize he hired Jon Gray in the beginning and you realize Jon Gray’s been going around for months saying ‘it’s going to be ugly, it’s going to be negative, it’s going to be nasty, we did realize it was going to be ugly and nasty,” said Northcutt.
“I mean we saw it coming from a mile away really–Dr. Northcutt has been talking in negative tones for several months now and frankly, that’s been because he’s been far behind in the polls,” Elliott said.