Speaker of House Mac McCutcheon to seek re-election

November 30, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

State Rep. and Speaker of House Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, is running for re-election in the House of Representatives after his first session as speaker of House.

McCutcheon stressed in his announcement that he felt there was still much to be changed in the Legislature.

“Since taking office, Montgomery hasn’t changed me – I still set up my camper and live at the campground during session – but I have sure tried my best to start changing Montgomery,” McCutcheon said. “We’re working every day to bring unprecedented transparency to the way we draft state budgets, we’re holding public officials who abuse their offices accountable for their actions, and we are making great efforts to maximize every penny that taxpayers entrust to us.”

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Tommy Bryan to seek another term on the Alabama Supreme Court

November 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Tommy Bryan announced his bid for re-election to the Alabama Supreme Court.

Justice Bryan has served on the Alabama Supreme Court since 2013 and said in a statement that he has stood firm in his mission of protecting Alabama’s conservative values.

“I want to continue to bring leadership and judgment that the people of Alabama can trust,” Bryan said. “I want to ensure for the people of Alabama a judicial system that is fair and balanced.”

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Governor Ivey appoints Mike Anderton Jefferson County DA

November 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that she has appointed Republican Mike Anderton as Jefferson County District Attorney.

“I am proud to appoint Mike Anderton as Jefferson County District Attorney,” Ivey said. “Out of all the applicants, Mike had the most experience, and I know he will work effectively, and with integrity, for the people of Birmingham and all of Jefferson County. Having dedicated his legal career to bringing justice to innocent victims and their families, and working 33 years in the Jefferson County DA’s Office, I am confident in Mike’s abilities to effectively serve as District Attorney.”

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Roy Moore v. Doug Jones: A contrast in candidates

November 30, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday evening in Montgomery, U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones stepped out of a downtown restaurant, where he was meeting with a group of local educators and lawmakers about “education issues,” to speak with reporters.

It was endearingly uneventful.

There were no threats. No cameramen were shoved. No one screamed at reporters. No one disparaged large groups of Americans. No one poked fun at anyone else. And everyone seemed pleased, if a bit bored, with the entire thing.

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Roy Moore says he is fighting a spiritual battle

November 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore was campaigning to a full house of over 230 in the town hall of Henager, Alabama, in rural DeKalb County.  At least 50 journalists and news media were also on hand both inside and outside the building.

Roy Moore said, “There is fourteen days left to the general election.  We are very exciting.  It has been a long and enduring campaign and grueling at times.   We have been looking for the end for a while.  Thank you for taking time out from your busy schedules to hear about the campaign.  We are working very hard.  We have been going to meetings and having private meetings.  We have been doing all the campaign stuff and got several events this week again and are going to be very busy on the campaign trail.”

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More county elected officials join the Republican Party

November 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The 2018 elections are approaching and more Alabama elected officials are becoming members of the Republican Party.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made a statement welcoming the new ALGOP elected officials:

“Today, because of our strong county Republican parties, the ALGOP is thriving,” Lathan Said. “Now, 60 percent of all partisan elected officials in Alabama are Republican. With our steadfast conservative supporters, we can truly say we have a successful and well-equipped team. Our roots are deep and our message is clear as we prepare for the 2018 Alabama Primary Elections. Adding these valuable new members only helps to strengthen and grow our party.”

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Charles Barkley nails it on Alabama’s US Senate race

November 30, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

In the special U.S. Senate General Election on Dec. 12 between Democrat Doug Jones and twice-ousted state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, I guess I’m with former Auburn University and NBA great Charles Barkley.

Before Saturday’s Iron Bowl, Barkley made it simple to reporters before the game won impressively by Auburn:

“I mean Roy Moore is running with (former Donald Trump aide) Steve Bannon as his right-hand man, who is a white separatist. I’m not even get(ting) into the women stuff, but … how can you be a white separatist and represent all the constituents in your state? I mean, everybody is going crazy over the sexual allegations. Roy Moore to me, when he brought in Steve Bannon, should have been disqualified.”

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Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon to campaign for Moore next week

November 29, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Breitbart executive chairman and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, long considered one of President Donald Trump’s key allies, will return to Fairhope, Alabama, next week to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. It’ll be Bannon’s second visit to the state to stump for Moore.

Bannon, since leaving the White House in August, has been mounting a nationwide effort to elect more populists and nationalists. Moore has become one of Bannon’s first projects. In September, Bannon traveled to Fairhope to campaign for Moore during the primary election. Bannon supported Moore over the establishment-embraced Sen. Luther Strange. Bannon’s right-leaning Breitbart news has been staunch in their alignment with Moore.

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Moore has five-to-seven-point lead in three new polls

November 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Two new polls show that Roy Moore still has a sizable lead over Clinton-era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones in the battle for U.S. Senate.

A new Emerson College poll shows that Jones still trails Moore 53 percent to 47 percent despite accusations of sexual impropriety in the national press and the mainstream media. The Emerson poll was conducted between Nov. 25 to Nov. 27 and has a margin of error of 4.3 percentage points.

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Woodfin inaugurated in Birmingham

November 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Randall Woodfin was inaugurated as the 30th mayor of Birmingham in a noon ceremony in Linn Park on Tuesday

“It is an honor to serve my hometown, Birmingham, Alabama,“ said Woodfin. “Truthfully, this is not my inauguration, it is our inauguration. I, along with the entire City Council, understand the importance of serving you.” Woodfin thanked the hundreds of volunteers, his four thousand donors and the grassroots movement that made all of this possible.

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