Birmingham votes Tuesday for Mayor, City Council, School Board

August 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, voters in Birmingham go to the polls to vote for Mayor, City Council, and School Board.  Unlike State, County, or Judicial elections, municipal elections are non-partisan.

Longtime incumbent William Bell (D) is seeking a third term as Mayor.  Bell was a member of the Birmingham City Council and Mayor Pro Tem in 1999 when longtime Mayor Richard Arrington retired.  Bell became Mayor by law then, but was defeated in the election by then City Councilman, Bernard Kincaid.

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Strange applauds President’s signing of Veterans Legislation

August 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 12, 2017, President Trump signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act S.114, sponsored by Senator Dean Heller (R-Nevada).

According to the White House the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 authorizes and appropriates $2.1 billion to the Veterans Choice Fund, extends certain authorities as a partial offset for this appropriation, authorizes 28 major medical facilities leases, and changes a number of VA authorities related to personnel.

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Rogers and Cooper send letter to President urging greater missile defense funding due to North Korean threat

August 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley  
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and Ranking Member Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee) sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump to help the United States better prepare and handle the most recent North Korean threats. The bill was passed in July following successful tests of North Korean missile technology.

Chairman Rogers said, “President Trump has already begun to make tremendous strides in rebuilding our National defense. And his strong stand against the North Korean threat is greatly welcomed. Today, I ask President Trump to fully support the $2.5 billion increase to ensure we are completely prepared to deal with any threat that comes out of North Korea. The funding Mr. Cooper and I have requested is the same amount that passed overwhelmingly by the House in this year’s NDAA.”

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State sues Birmingham to protect Confederate monuments

August 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) announced that his office has filed suit in Jefferson County Circuit Court against the City of Birmingham and Mayor William Bell for violating state law by constructing barriers to deliberately obscure the Confederate Veterans Monument in Linn Park.

Attorney General Marshall said in a statement, “In accordance with the law, my office has determined that by affixing tarps and placing plywood around the Linn Park Memorial such that it is hidden from view, the Defendants have ‘altered’ or ‘otherwise disturbed’ the memorial in violation of the letter and spirit of the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act.”

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What’s happens next in GOP Senate race?

August 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, political strategists and writers across Alabama and stretching all the way to the corridors of power in Washington, DC are still struggling to fully comprehend what just happened in Alabama’s Special Republican  Primary to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he was confirmed as US Attorney General.

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore (R) received the most votes from a crowded GOP field that included the sitting US Senator, a sitting US Congressman, one of the most powerful State Senators in Montgomery, the longtime head of the Alabama Christian Coalition, and a diverse collection of political newcomers.

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Alabama Constitution Party to hold summer dinner in Prattville

August 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 26, 2017 the Alabama Constitution Party will hold their annual dinner meeting in Prattville.

The Party announced in a statement, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Saturday, August 26th the Alabama Constitution Party Summer Dinner will be held at Islamorada Fish Company inside the Bass Pro Shop in Prattville, Alabama from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Please clear your schedule and be here with us as we make Alabama political history.  This event is open to everyone who loves freedom and wishes to make a difference in the future of Alabama.”

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Roy Moore and Luther Strange in Republican Primary Runoff

August 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) received the most votes in the Republican Primary.  He was followed by Senator Luther Strange (R) who had the poorest performance by any sitting Republican Senator in a Republican Primary since 1962.

Chief Justice Moore said, “This has been a wonderful victory.  I want to thank every one of you for what you have done and what you will do.  This is a great victory.”  Moore said that the, “Efforts by silk stocking elitists in Washington to control the people of Alabama,” had failed.

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GOP Chairwoman Terry Lathan congratulates Moore and Strange

August 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made a statement congratulating Judge Roy Moore and Senator Luther Strange for their top two finishes in the Alabama Special Republican Primary.

Following the results of today’s historic election Chairman Lathan said, “Congratulations to Judge Roy Moore and Senator Luther Strange on winning today’s Alabama US Senate Primary Election. We commend all our excellent candidates. It is challenging to run for office, especially in a quick statewide race. We need good citizens to agree to serve our great state. We certainly had a strong slate of candidates for this election.”

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Doug Jones wins Democratic Party Primary

August 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, when the Democratic Party primary field was announced most political observers recognized former US Attorney Doug Jones and a host of other candidates who were largely unknown quantities.  The polls fluctuated in the middle of the race; but when voters went to the polls on Tuesday they voted overwhelmingly for the best known candidate in the field and that was Doug Jones who dominated the field with 63.6 percent of the votes cast.

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US Senate Special Primary polls open today

August 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017: Alabamians go to the polls to select their Senator to replace Jeff Sessions who vacated the position to become US Attorney General.

The polls open at 7:00 and close at 7:00 p.m.

You may only vote at the polling place which you are assigned.

If you do not know where your polling place is go to this site:

https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do

You must bring a valid photo ID with you in order to be given a ballot.

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