Richard Shelby didn’t vote for Moore, says “Alabama deserves better”

December 11, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby cemented his opposition to Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore on Sunday saying that he “couldn’t vote for Moore.”

The senator appeared on the CNN program “State of the Union” to to discuss the election with host Jake Tapper. In the interview, he said he would like to see a Republican win Tuesday’s race but said he wouldn’t like it to be Moore.

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Waiting for the postmortem analysis of Tuesday’s Senate election

December 11, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In the distant future, cooler heads will perhaps give a detailed examination of this U.S. Senate race to determine the postmortem of the news media, political parties and the body politic as a whole. Any reasonable person will look back and see this was a moment in time with no winners, only losers.

When The Washington Post story broke about Moore’s alleged sexual behavior on November 9, I asked APR’s staff to closely diagram the report because over the coming weeks I believed it would be difficult to determine facts from lies. And as one accuser became two and two became nine, and sexual allegations became pedophilia, the fevered pitch of reporting would leave even the most fair-minded reporter with some measure of confusion.

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Polling shows Moore maintaining lead over Jones

December 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Two new polls show that ahead of Tuesday’s election, Roy Moore (R) is leading Doug Jones (D) for the U.S. Senate seat.

In Gravis’s previous poll,  Democrat Jones was leading by three points.  On Saturday, Gravis’s new poll has Republican Moore leading by four points.  Gravis Marketing surveyed 1,254 likely voters.  The poll was conducted from December 5th thru December eighth and has a margin of error of 2.8 percent.

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President Trump says “We Need Roy Moore”

December 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

President Donald Trump urged Alabama voters to vote for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday.

Moore has been opposed by both the Republican and Democratic Establishments in Washington.

Trump said that the Washington elites have corrupted the system “resisting change.”

“This is a rigged system, this is a sick system from the inside,” Trump said at the rally just 25 miles from the border of Alabama.
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Thank you, Roy Moore

December 11, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

From the bottom of my heart, Roy Moore, thank you.

Sometimes, in America — and especially in the South — we tend to get a little complacent, a little too comfortable, almost in a daze-like state, where we’re simply walking through life accepting the world we inhabit every day for the way it is.

It’s sort of like … have you ever encountered a wild animal that suffered an injury — a broken limb or some sort of deformity — and to compensate for it, the animal learned to walk, stand and run in an oddly-contorted way? But because it’s been living that way for so long, it doesn’t realize now that something is wrong — it’s just regular life for the animal?

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Knight facing unfair claims in Senate District 26 race

December 11, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

John Knight is not Roy Moore.

It’s a shame that such a thing needs to be said, but apparently, it does. A letter drawing comparisons between Knight and Moore, and asking that the Alabama Democratic Party withdraw its support for Knight in the Senate District 26 race, was mailed out to media outlets recently.

The letter, sent by former Alabama State University employee Jacqueline Weatherly, notes that Knight was one of the named parties in a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed by Weatherly and two other ASU employees.

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Robert Kennedy endorses Doug Jones, urges that no one write in his name

December 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Democrat Robert Kennedy Jr. contacted the Alabama Political Reporter to announce that he was not running a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate.

Longtime Birmingham area radio personality Frank Matthews released a video on Wednesday urging Black voters not to vote for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones, but to instead write in Democratic Primary candidate Robert Kennedy Jr..

Kennedy said that it was “humbling” that people still wanted him as their senator; but that he had endorsed Jones on election night and that he was still honoring his pledge to support him.

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Fears arise that proposed merger of Bayer, Monsanto will result in higher cost of agricultural inputs

December 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Humans don’t really need cell phones, movies, TV, automobiles, insurance, even banking, and electricity.  These products make our lives better; but there is one industry that every person is a consumer of and is essential to human life — agriculture.  We all eat food.  Only 3.2 million Americans actually produce the food for all 325 million Americans.  While 3.2 million is still a substantial number, those farmers and ranchers depend increasingly on inputs like seeds, herbicides, and pesticides.  Only a handful of companies produce those inputs worldwide and two of the biggest seed giant Monsanto and global agrochemical powerhouse Bayer are in the process of merging.

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Dr. K.A. Paul endorses Roy Moore

December 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

​Friday, December 8, 2017 K. A. Paul endorsed GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Friday.

Paul called upon all Republicans including Mitt Romney, John McCain, independents and blue dog democrats to vote for Moore.

“The events going on in the Alabama Senate race are watched by tens of millions in the world who are wondering if Americans will judge a man based on 40-year old allegations or send a message to the nation’s leaders that people are considered innocent until proven guilty in America,” Paul said.

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Standing Up for the Second Amendment

December 11, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne

The Second Amendment is clear: “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Despite what some may try to argue, the Second Amendment makes clear that the federal government cannot prevent individuals from owning firearms.

The vast majority of gun owners point out that their top reason for owning a firearm is self-defense. Studies have shown that violent crime has decreased as gun ownership has increased. Individuals should be trained and prepared to defend themselves should they find themselves in a dangerous situation

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