By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, August 7, 2017, US Senate Candidate Dr. Randy Brinson (R) announced that he was releasing tax filings from the Christian Coalition of Alabama showing that he took no salary from that organization during his tenure as its Head.
Brinson said that he is releasing these records due to questions which have been raised over fellow candidate Roy Moore’s remuneration from The Foundation for Moral Law between 2005 and 2013.
Also on Monday, Dr. Randy Brinson was in Huntsville to discuss his healthcare plan as a viable replacement for Obamacare. Brinson hopes to make his healthcare plan widely known to Congress and the American people. Brinson is currently working with the Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers tasked with developing a workable solution to the current impasse. Brinson said that he will also be reaching out to both the Senate Health committee chaired by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R from Tennessee) and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist.
Dr. Randy Brinson is a practicing physician, an Air Force Veteran, and a small businessman. He is the former President of the Alabama Christian Coalition and the founder of the Redeem The Vote. Brinson is also a licensed lay minister, a member of Taylor Road Baptist Church for nearly 30 years, and a former trustee of The University of Mobile.
Brinson has been very critical of the ethics of Sen. Luther Strange. On Sunday, Brinson accused Strange of fighting expansion of a Superfund site in Birmingham while Attorney General and then accepting campaign contributions from the alleged polluter. There are also ethics questions about Luther Strange’s appointment as Senator by then Governor Robert Bentley (R), despite heading an ongoing criminal investigation into the Governor. Secretary of State John Merrill (R) has raised questions about possible campaign finance irregularities by the Strange campaign. Multiple ethics complaints have been filed against Strange. Strange says that he has done nothing wrong.
In 2003 Dr. Brinson formed Redeem The Vote to register and motivate people of faith to vote. In 2008, Dr. Brinson advised former Governor Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign. Over the past five years, Dr. Brinson has promoted health care, trade, economic activity, and education with an emphasis on Biblical literacy, and Christian values across the globe. Brinson is working with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries to open up trade between Alabama and Africa to increase jobs and improve the quality of life on both continents. Dr. Brinson is married to the former Pamela Bennett of Valdosta, Georgia. They have three grown sons and 2 granddaughters.
Nine Republicans: Luther Strange, Roy Moore, Mo Brooks, James Beretta, Trip Pittman, Randy Brinson, Bryan Peeples, Mary Maxwell, and Joseph Breault are running for the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions became U.S. Attorney General. The winner of the Republican Primary will face the winner of the Democratic Primary in the special general election.
The Democratic Primary candidates are Will Boyd, Vann Caldwell, Jason Fisher, Michael Hansen, Doug Jones, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Charles Nana.
The major party primaries will be on Tuesday, August 15.