In New Radio Commercial Hubbard is Challenged to a Polygraph Test

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter
 
MONTGOMERY—Former Executive Director of Government Affairs for Auburn University challenges Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, to join him in taking a lie detector test or testifying under oath.
 
Buddy Mitchell has publicly, and in a sworn affidavit, accused Hubbard of masterminding a bid-rigging scheme that cost Auburn University millions in revenue. As a result of this revelation, Hubbard has unleashed a barrage of attacks on Mitchell, calling him a liar and a disgraced Liberal lobbyist.
 
Now, Mitchell has record a 60 second radio spot that calls Hubbard out.
 
Listen to radio ad here.
 
In the spot, Mitchell repeats the story of Hubbard’s bid ridding scheme and then throws down a challenge for Hubbard to join him, under oath, or take a polygraph test. Mitchell, says that his motivation for coming forward is his love for Auburn University, were he spent much of his adult life. Again, Mitchell closes the radio commercial by saying, “You can’t trust Mike Hubbard.”
 
Hubbard has not denied the allegation that Mitchell gave him the secret bids.
 
A full report of these events was reported by the Alabama Political Reporter back in 2013.
 
Mitchell says that he assisted Hubbard in the bid rigging scheme by giving him the secret bids submitted by other media entities who sought the right to operate Auburn’s multi-million dollar sports rights contract.
 
The commercials in which Mitchell appears, have been paid for by Sandy Toomer, Hubbard’s opponent in the June 3, Republican Primary.

Small Business Alabama Endorses Barbee

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MONTGOMERY—Small Business Alabama and their 8,000+ members have chosen to endorse Jonathan Barbee in the race for Public Service Commissioner.

“Businesses have had enough of liberal regulations from Washington. I know that Jonathan Barbee will stand up for small business. I am honored to be a part of his endorsement because I know the kind of person Barbee is. He will do what he says. He is honest and trustworthy. He will stand up to Obama’s liberal EPA Agenda.” says Robert Wells, member and President of WeatherGuard Metal Roofing.
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Roby and Byrne Applaud Shinseki’s Departure

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Representatives Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery and Bradley Byrne (R) from Mobile issued written statements following President Obama’s announcement that Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned.

Congresswoman Roby said, “President Obama made the right decision in allowing Secretary Shinseki to step down. Secretary Shinseki has a distinguished military record and has served his country honorably. However, accountability has been lacking at the VA, and it is important to send a message that failing our veterans will not be tolerated.”
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Toomer’s Attorney Notifies Auburn of Hubbard Unauthorized Use of Insignia

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—In a new attack ad on the former Auburn Executive Director of Government Affairs, Buddy Michell and candidate Sandy Toomer, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard hurls insults with abandon.

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It also prominently displays the Auburn University insignia, with a voiceover that says Sandy Toomer took thousands of dollars from “special interests” to attack Mike Hubbard.

Toomer’s attorney, former Attorney General Troy King, has notified Auburn of the unauthorized use of the insignia by Hubbard.
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Armistead Warns that Democrats are Trying to Hijack the Republican Primary

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In the not so distant past, many Republican voters in Alabama voted in the Alabama Democratic Party Primary, because that was where the action was. There were more contested races and Republican voters wanted to choose the least objectionable Democratic candidate, since the Democrat was probably going to win in November anyway.

In 2006, evidence of Republicans voting in the Democratic Party runoff in violation of Alabama Democratic Party rules likely cost then Democratic Attorney General Charlie Graddick the governorship, when a three-judge panel removed him from the ballot and replaced him with rival Lt. Governor Bill Baxley. The backlash by angry Graddick supporters likely led to the election of Cullman County Probate Judge Guy Hunt, the first Republican to win the governorship in over a hundred years.
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David Wheeler Addresses Republicans in Gardendale

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama House District 47 candidate David Wheeler (R) addressed Republicans at the Jefferson County Republican Party Straw Poll in Gardendale.  David Wheeler said that he was challenging a three term incumbent Rep. Jack Williams.

Wheeler joined Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) who headlined the event.  Republicans present enjoyed barbecue and fellowship while learning more about the Republican candidates in the upcoming June 3rd Republican Primary.
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McClendon Campaigns in Pell City

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, May 29 Alabama State Representative Jim McClendon (R) from Springville spoke in Pell City at the candidate’s forum sponsored by the Greater Pell City Chamber of Commerce and the St. Clair County Board of Realtors.  State Representative McClendon currently represents Alabama House District 50 in St. Clair and Shelby Counties.  Rep. McClendon is now running in the Republican Primary for Alabama Senate District 11.
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Oden Receives Big Support

Staff Report

MONTGOMERY— With the 2014 Alabama Republican Primary less than a week away, many leading business organizations gathered for a press conference on the steps of the PSC to announce their endorsement of Commissioner Jeremy H. Oden in the race for Alabama Public Service Commission Place 1.

Leaders from across the State representing agriculture, manufacturing, small business, construction and other business sectors were in attendance and several notable organizations spoke on behalf of Commissioner Oden.
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Roby Says Obama Should Fire VA Secretary

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery said in a written statement that President Barack Hussein Obama (D) should fire Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, to send the message that clear mismanagement of the Veterans Healthcare System truly won’t be tolerated.

Representative Martha Roby said, “Secretary Shinseki serves at the pleasure of the President. By allowing him to continue, President Obama sends precisely the wrong message that failure actually will be tolerated at the VA.  The absence of accountability only begets a culture of complacency. President Obama must end that immediately by removing Secretary Shinseki and installing new leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
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Casson Campaigns in St. Clair County

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, May 29, St. Clair County Republican voters gathered in a candidates’ forum in Pell City at the Pell City Civic Center Complex to hear from candidates in the upcoming Republican Party Primary.

At the forum, The Alabama Political Reporter talked briefly with Thomas Casson (R) from Lee County, who is running for Alabama’s Third Congressional District.  Casson is challenging incumbent, Congressman Mike Rogers (R) from Saks, because he said that Rep. Rogers has served for twelve years and “I like term limits. I think we need some fresh air.”
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