Doug Jones fundraising jumps to about $1.3 million, campaign says

October 17, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones has raised about $1.3 million, his campaign said, amounting to a drastic jump in his campaign fundraising, which struggled in the first months of the race.

Through July 31, during the primary in the first three months of the campaign, Jones’ campaign raised less than $300,000. At the end of the third quarter, Jones’ campaign now has more than $1 million in cash on hand, his campaign said.

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Strange touts Trump while Palin, Gorka hail Moore as bane of the establishment

September 22, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Following a heated debate with Sen. Luther Strange Thursday night, Senate candidate and former Chief Justice Roy Moore let loose a series of anti-establishment conservative leaders at an outdoor rally in Montgomery. But earlier in the night, Strange touted support from the leader of the anti-establishment movement himself, President Donald Trump.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a former vice presidential candidate, and Sebastian Gorka, a former adviser to Trump, took to the stage and heralded Moore as the potential undoing of establishment Republican politics.

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Breaking down the lottery process

September 19, 2017

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The following article is part of APR’s on-going series on gaming and the lottery:

Polling on both sides of the political aisle indicates that the voters in Alabama support the right to vote on a lottery and legalized gaming — and overwhelmingly support a lottery and legalized gaming. By participating in lotteries across state lines in Georgia, Tennessee and Florida, Alabamians have paid millions of dollars to educate the children of those states. While some questioned the continued viability of state lotteries, several recent large jackpots and the continued popularity of scratch-off tickets demonstrate that lotteries are still sources of significant revenue for lottery states. The lottery debate in Alabama has been historically broken down in the Legislature over four issues:

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