DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Republican Alabama Senate Candidate Ruth Page Nelson is not having an election watch party. She's realistic about her chances in the state-wide contest against former Senator Jeff Sessions, Coach Tommy Tuberville, and Judge Roy Moore among others.
GOP Senate Candidate Ruth Page Nelson (Source: WTVY)
She still is running to encourage others to express their right to vote and not be bound by party loyalties.
"You don't belong to a party, You don't vote for a party, you vote for a candidate," said Page Nelson. "I want Alabama to know I appreciate the support that you have given to me, but I also want Alabama to work together to fix what's wrong with Alabama. We can all work together. We should aspire to the goals of self-sufficiency, less government, and the ability to do for ourselves."
Page Nelson emphasizes with her motto "Voice your vote and, vote your voice!" how she feels many African Americans fall along party lines instead of choosing what she feels is in their best interest.
"I think that all of us have seen the actual power of the vote, especially that of the African American community in the last few days." Page Nelson continues speaking directly to voters, " Do not give your voice away. Vote your voice. Voice your vote. If your jobs are gone, your men are incarcerated, and your guns are being taken, think about which party will give you the rights to your guns, more jobs, and the lowest unemployment historically."