Winners and Losers of Special Election

December 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama garnered national and global attention from the U.S. Senate special election which vaulted Doug Jones into the U.S. Senate. There are a number of winners and losers from this election.

The foremost winner is of course Doug Jones himself.  Jones has had a stellar legal career.  He has been a U.S. Attorney, an assistant U.S. attorney, a former aide to U.S. Senator Howell Heflin (D), the successful prosecutor of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombers, and he is recognized as one of the foremost legal minds in the profession with a who’s who list of corporate and institutional clients.  He has had a stellar career; but now he is a Democrat rock star.  He walked into the heart of Trump country in the deep south and emerged victorious.  Nobody among Senate Democrats can match that accomplishment and the national press attention he has received gives him far wider popular name recognition than Senators who have served longer and have more political victories.

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Trump, Obama record dueling robocalls ahead of election

December 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today’s election versus Republican former Alabama Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Roy Moore and Democrat former Clinton era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones has become hyper-partisan nationally. Pres. Donald J. Trump (R) has endorsed Moore. Pres. Trump was in Pensacola Friday urging his supporters to come out for Moore in today’s special election. Trump has also taped a robo-call for the embattled Moore. Former Pres. Barack H. Obama (D) has also gotten heavily involved in this election; though he is asking voters to come out for Jones.

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Moore accuser admits to writing notes below Moore’s signature, inscription in yearbook

December 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Beverly Nelson, one of the women accusing GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, admitted to ABC News Good Morning America that she wrote the notes below Moore’s signature in her yearbook.

The yearbook had been introduced by Nelson as corroborating evidence that Moore attempted to sexually assault her when she was a 16-year-old waitress at Gadsden’s Olde Hickory House.

“Nelson admits she did make notes to the inscription,” ABC News reported. “But the message was all Roy Moore.”

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Moore campaign threatens to sue anti-Moore super PAC Highway 31

December 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Roy Moore Senate campaign blasted an ad paid for by the Highway 31 super PAC as “patently false.”

The campaign announced in a statement that they have issued cease and desist letters demanding that television stations remove the ad from the air immediately.

The letter specifically calls out the ad for what the Moore campaign says are its “quoting third-hand gossip and repeating outright falsehoods.”

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Poll: Alabama Republican voters embrace Roy Moore

December 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

A new CBS poll, conducted by YouGov, released over the weekend shows that Doug Jones’ tactic of winning using  accusations that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore liked to date teenagers, when he was in his 30s, appears to be a disastrous failure.

According to a poll of 1,073 registered voters, if the election were held today: Moore would win handily with 49 percent of the vote. Democratic Clinton era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones would get just 43 percent.  Four percent said that they would vote for someone else – there are at least four different write-in campaigns to choose from. Four percent are still undecided.

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Moore promises to support any cut to the federal income, corporate tax rates

December 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senate Candidate Judge Roy Moore announced that he supports President Donald Trump’s effort to pass the largest tax reform package since 1986.

“As your next United States Senator, I will support any cut to the federal income tax on individuals and on corporations,” Moore said. “The federal government has grown too large and we have given bureaucrats and politicians too much power over our economy and our small businesses.”

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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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National Black Republican Association endorses Roy Moore for Senate

November 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) announced that they have endorsed Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions.

The group based that decision on the following considerations:

“Judge Moore who shares our support of the Trump Agenda has over 40 years of public service, has been married to the same woman for 33 years and has four children and five grandchildren;

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Moore campaign says Jones supports “Bernie Sanders style economics”

November 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore blasted his opponent, Doug Jones for supporting “Bernie Sanders style economics” that the Moore campaign claimed, “would crush small businesses, stifle the free market, and make it harder for everyday Alabamians to put food on the table.”

“Small businesses account for around two-thirds of American jobs,” Moore said. “Alabama business owners and entrepreneurs work hard every day to provide quality products, services, and jobs to our communities and they deserve to reap all of the benefits of a free market that is unencumbered by the burdens of the federal government. As your next United States Senator, I will work hard to roll back unnecessary government regulations, remove tax rules that punish small business owners, and join the President in promoting economic policies that put the needs of the American people first.”

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Moore campaign thanks Alabama Young Republicans that stayed loyal

November 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Judge Roy Moore for Senate campaign had been rocked by sudden accusations of unethical conduct by Moore 38 years ago as a single deputy district attorney in Etowah County.  Powerful Washington powerbrokers, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., were demanding that the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee decertify Moore as the Republican candidate in the coming special election.  The fate of the campaign hung in the hands of 21 Alabama Republican leaders; when Chairman Terry Lathan and the steering committee voted to defy the Establishment and embrace Moore.

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