Robbins Endorses Armistead

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(Editorial Note: the Alabama Republican Party is faced with a choice this weekend between keeping ALGOP Chairman Bill Armistead or replacing him with Matt Fridy and we are posting letters from supporters of each candidate.)

By Ray F. Robbins II

Dear Fellow SEC Members:

I began working for Republican candidates when only 17 years old and a freshman in college. That year I met Bill Armistead who had started the College Republicans at Samford

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Beth Chapman Endorses Fridy

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(Editorial Note: the Alabama Republican Party is faced with a choice this weekend between keeping ALGOP Chairman Bill Armistead or replacing him with Matt Fridy.)

By Beth Chapman
Alabama Secretary of State

Dear Executive Committee Member,

I have known Matt Fridy for many, many years. He is an outstanding man of character and has accomplished tremendous things for the Republican Party in Shelby County.

I have worked closely with Matt Fridy

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Many see the war on coal as a war on jobs

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—It is said that politics makes strange bedfellows, in this instance it might be better phrased, losing jobs makes for common alliance.
So, it is when President of the Alabama AFL-CIO Al Henley and staunch Republican Public Service Commission President Twinkle Cavanaugh are seen on the same side of an argument. Both are willing to fight for coal mining jobs in Alabama.
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Merrill Running for Secretary of State

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday Alabama State Representative John Merrill (R) from Tuscaloosa held a rally at the Alabama State Capitol to announce that he will be running for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State in the 2014 election.

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan (R) said on Facebook, “My good friend, State Rep. John Merrill of Tuscaloosa, today held a rally at

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Sewell Recognizes Lilly Ledbetter

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday U.S. Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) from Selma released a written statement in recognition of the fourth anniversary of the enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Rep. Sewell said, “Today we celebrate the tireless efforts of Alabama’s own Lilly Ledbetter, a humble activist who has boldly fought to ensure that our mothers, daughters and granddaughters are equally paid for the

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Shelby Introduces Bills to Address Deep Fiscal Challenges

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R) from Alabama introduced dual legislative proposals to address our nation’s deep fiscal challenges on Wednesday.

Sen. Shelby introduced a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to address the runaway spending that is imperiling the fiscal health of the nation.  If passed and ratified it would ensure that the federal government does not spend more

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Armistead Comments on Senate District 35 Race in Mobile

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Mobile businessman Bill Hightower will face Alabama State Representative Jim Barton in a Special Republican Primary runoff on Tuesday March 12th.  The winner of the Republican primary will be the next State Senator for District 35 because the Alabama Democratic Party was unable to recruit a candidate.  Former Marine Corps pilot Nick Matranga finished third.

Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead

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Sessions Says ICE Director John Morton Should be Removed

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) from Alabama spoke on the floor of the Senate, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, delivered remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the controversies surrounding the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) John Morton.

The ICE agents union has repeatedly passed no-confidence votes in Director Morton since 2010 because

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Barton Narrowly Gets in Runoff with Hightower

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Shocking many Montgomery political insiders, in Tuesday’s special Republican Primary for state Senate District 35, business consultant Bill Hightower took 46.5% of the Republican primary vote.  Alabama State Representative Jim Barton (R) came in second with 30% of the vote.  Former Marine pilot Nick Matranga came in third with 23% of the vote.

Hightower and Barton will face off in a

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An interview with PSC commissioner Dunn

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The Public Service Commission of Alabama is empowered with some very important responsibilities. However, it has generally worked in quiet anonymity.

This all changed with the January PSC meeting when Commissioner Terry Dunn called for formal hearings on the rates of Alabama’s utilities.

The motion by Dunn was rejected by Commissioners Cavanaugh and Jeremy Oden who favored keeping to

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