Jones falls behind, new poll gives Moore 17-point lead

November 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Politico reported that in the latest poll in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race, Roy Moore holds a 17 point lead over Democrat Doug Jones.

The new poll by Axis Research taken from October 24 through October 26, 2017, focused on likely special election voters in Alabama.

The President of Axis Research Brenda Gianiny said in a statement, “We see a race that is looking less and less competitive for Democrat Doug Jones.”

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Judge Myron Thompson rules two Alabama abortion laws unconstitutional

October 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has ruled that two Alabama abortion laws are unconstitutional. The ruling blocks the state from enforcing these laws.

The first law prohibits the licensing or renewal of a license of an abortion clinic within 2,000 feet of any K-8 public school. The second law banned an abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation. This is the most common method used in the second trimester.

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Abortion is legal; Jones, Moore can’t change that

October 23, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

I am against abortion.

That’s a bit of an odd statement coming from me, given my rather extensive record of progressive beliefs. Around these parts, I’m a “lib’rul” on the political scale, and I make no apologies for such.

But I also don’t like the idea of abortion. I hate the idea of it, actually.

I hate more, however, the idea of forcing my feelings upon someone whose circumstances and perspectives, of whom, I have no comprehension.

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“Embarrassment” statement is just latest Jones gaffe

October 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, the Democratic nominee for Senate Doug Jones reportedly said, “I’m tired of Alabama being an embarrassment around the country.”

Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead pounced on that comment.

“Alabama needs a senator in Washington who is proud of this state, someone who will be a strong ambassador for Alabama,” Armistead said. “We don’t need an Obama-like senator who goes on an apology tour for Alabama like President Obama did for America. Doug Jones’ comments are reminiscent of the condescending remarks made by Barack Obama about people who bitterly cling to their guns and religion.”
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Does love win when a 20-week old baby is aborted? Some liberals think so

October 19, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A recent poll of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama is giving liberal Democrats hope that Judge Roy Moore’s beliefs are too far out of the mainstream for him to win in December’s general election.

A recent Fox poll shows Moore and former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones in a statistical dead heat for the U.S. Senate. This outlier survey is reverberating through the national media, and here at home, as a glimmer of hope for progressives who wish to defeat a man they called bigoted, hateful and a lawbreaker.

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Doug Jones campaign releases first TV ad

October 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the Doug Jones for Senate campaign released its first television ad: “Washington’s Broken.”

In the spot, Jones says he will be an independent voice who will bring both sides together to make life better for Alabamians.

Jones says that he shares Alabamians’ frustration with the broken politics of Washington and politicians who have forgotten what it truly means to serve – and how he’ll serve in the U.S. Senate as an independent voice of reason, working to bring both sides together to make a positive difference for the middle class.

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Moore Campaign says Doug Jones is too liberal for Alabama

October 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) was in Birmingham campaigning for Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Doug Jones  on Tuesday.

The Chairman of the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign, Bill Armistead, said, “Today, we are witnessing the beginning of a clear contrast between Judge Roy Moore, the conservative voice for Alabama, and Doug Jones, the liberal voice for big government.  Doug Jones has been trying to fool Alabama voters into thinking that he is really one of them, but he has shown his true colors by bringing in President Obama’s Vice President to campaign for him and raise money for his campaign.  Jones’s embrace of Joe Biden reveals his true colors as a supporter of the Obama-era policies that have put the long-term safety and security of America at risk.”
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House passes Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

October 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representative passed HR36 the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  HR36 would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy with exceptions for cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk.

Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, voted in favor of the bill.

“Micah’s Law gives more children like Micah Pickering the opportunity to experience life and ends the barbaric practice of painfully killing unborn children who, if given the chance, can live a healthy life outside a mother’s womb,” Brooks said.

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Trump nominates four Judges for Federal courts in Alabama

September 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, President Donald Trump made several judicial appointments for Alabama’s Federal courts.

  • Jeff Beaverstock on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.
  • Emily Marks on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
  • Terry Moorer on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.
  • Brett Talley on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
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AG candidate Sam McLure addresses Constitution Party

August 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 26, 2017, Alabama Attorney General candidate Sam McLure spoke to the Alabama Constitution Party at their summer meeting in Prattville’s Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant at Bass Pro Shop.

McLure said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer a German pastor and theologian who was killed in 1945 for opposing Nazi Germany).  If you are not willing to die for your political beliefs then get another hobby. Thievery and murder are the order of the day. Tyranny is not the greatest enemy of freedom, apathy is. I long for the day when Alabamians are more concerned about being on the wrong side of eternity rather than being on the wrong side of history.”

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