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July 07, 2010   Email to Friend 

Debra Davis
(334) 613-4686
July 07, 2010

Dorman Grace, top photo, talks to farmers and other supporters, below, who turned out for the pickup truck caravan that began in Huntsville this morning.
Farmers parked their tractors this morning, got in their pickup trucks and took part in a caravan to help elect one of their own as Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries for Alabama.

Dorman Grace, a third-generation farmer from Walker County, led the caravan that began in Huntsville at 9 a.m. He is in the July 13th runoff for the Republican nomination for commissioner. He told supporters it's important to get voters back to the polls next Tuesday.

"I need each of you to help get our message out to your friends and neighbors and encourage them to support us next week in the runoff," Grace told farmers at stops in Huntsville and Alabaster.

Pickup trucks carrying signs that read "Farmers Pickup Support For Grace" turned heads as the caravan left the depot headed south.

While some of the farmers in the caravan returned to their fields, others traveled with the group to Alabaster where the farmers stopped for another rally at Kelly Trailer Sales.

The pickup truck caravan continues Thursday morning with a 10 a.m. start in Montgomery. That rally will be in a field on Vaughn Road just east of the Taylor Road intersection in Montgomery. The group will stop in Troy for lunch at Julia's Restaurant on U.S. Highway 231, and the last stop will be in Dothan at 2 p.m. at SunSouth John Deere, 168 Ross Clark Circle.

The Alabama Farmers Federation, the state's largest farm organization, has endorsed Grace. For more information about him, visit DormanGrace.com.

To view a video of the pickup rally go the the Alfa Farmers YouTube page.

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