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Party headquarters opens in Troy

The Pike County Republican Party officially opened its headquarters Thursday morning for the 2020 Presidential Election at the former Dirty Pearl Restaurant location at 901 South 3 Notch Street in Troy. It was an all red, white and blue affair.

Members of the Pike County Republican Party turned out in full force in support of Republican candidates from the local to the national levels.

Wes Allen, chairman of the Pike County Republican Party, said the Pike County Republicans are pleased to have a location that is visible to travelers along Highway 231 and as a reminder to “Vote Republican.”

As if scripted, at that very moment, the driver of a “big rig” gave the gathering a salute on his air horn and the Pike County Republicans acknowledged his response with appreciative waves.

“We are excited about the grand opening of the Pike County Republican Party Headquarters,” Allen said. “The headquarters has Trump signs and merchandise available plus yard signs for Coach Tommy Tuberville for U.S. Senate, Barry Moore for the U.S. House of Representatives, Twinkle Cavanaugh for Alabama Public Service Commission president and Chad Copeland for the Pike County Commission.”

Allen said the headquarters will highlight the Pike County Republican Party that supports the sanctity of life, the 2nd Amendment, law and order, strong borders and the America first agenda.

“In Pike County, we kneel to God and stand for the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America,” Allen said. “Our message is to ‘Protect Pike County Values –Vote Straight Republican.’”

Twinkle Cavanaugh, whose roots are “up the road” in Josie, came in support of the Pike County Republican Party and expressed appreciation for its support of all Republican candidates.

Chad Copeland said, too, that voting Republican is important on all levels.

“Every decision that we make is important whether it’s the presidential election or right here in Pike County.”

And, there’s no way to go wrong on November 3, for those who vote a straight Republican ticket, he said.

Terry Lathan, chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, was on hand to welcome voters to the Pike County Republican Headquarters.

She told the gathering that Alabama is a deep-rooted battleground for Republicans and “we are fighting for the soul of America.”

“As Republicans, we must keep the faith and keep working all the way through,” Lathan said. “An election is like a football game. It’s not over until the clock stops. And the clock won’t stop on the 2020 Presidential Election until 7 p.m. on November 3, 2020.”