State Rep. Danny Garrett will seek re-election

January 11, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

State Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Tussville, will seek re-election this year.

Garrett filed qualifying papers this week with the Alabama Republican Party to run for another term representing House District 44. Garrett, who was first elected in 2014, currently represents part of Jefferson County including Trussville, Clay and parts of Pinson.

Garrett has served as a member of the influential House Ways and Means education budget committee, which oversees drafting of the Education Trust Fund budget; the Education Policy Committee; the Small Business and Commerce Committee; and the newly created Fiscal Responsibility Committee.

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Ivey-appointee Will Sellers to seek full term on Supreme Court

September 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Will Sellers announced that he will seek election for a full term on the court in 2018.

“I am grateful to Governor Kay Ivey for appointing me to the Alabama Supreme Court,” Sellers said. “I have now served three full months on the Court, and I intend to qualify to run in the June 2018 Republican primary.”

“Since my appointment, I have received an outpouring of support from my fellow lawyers and business leaders throughout Alabama,” Sellers said. “I thoroughly enjoy my work on the Court, and it is a privilege to serve alongside Chief Justice Lyn Stuart and the other associate justices. I know our work makes a big difference to the people of Alabama, who recognize the need for a strong judicial branch of government.”

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What kind of change will come?

July 10, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

When the Alabama Republican Party swept into power during the November 2010 elections, they promised us change. In his book, Storming the State House, Mike Hubbard wrote of that November evening, “It would fundamentally change the direction of Alabama, and of my own life, forever.”

Republicans have controlled Alabama’s State government for nearly seven years, and the only justification they offer for their shortcomings is, “It would have been worse under the Democrats.”
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Gov. Robert Bentley reaches agreement to resign

April 10, 2017

By Josh Moon and Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — Gov. Robert Bentley has agreed to resign later today, several sources have confirmed to The Alabama Political Reporter.

The Governor reached an agreement with State lawmakers and Law Enforcement officials early Monday morning to step down. The terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Bentley’s resignation comes after a tumultuous weekend following the release of a salacious report from the House Judiciary Committee’s special counsel, Jack Sharman.

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Official State Republican women’s group denies support for small lending legislation

March 1, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Recently the word has gone out that the “Republican women” are supporting legislation to further regulate small lenders and place a 36 percent cap on all loans.

In the political arena, there are often strange alliances created to accomplish a given task. Shay Farley, representing the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), accompanied by Alabama Arise and other progressive advocacy groups has been joined by former Republican Representative-turned lobbyist Jay Love, representing the Community Action Association of Alabama, to limit or eliminate payday lenders, title lenders and others small loans. But what seems to be moving conservative lawmakers away from free enterprise toward a nanny-state legislation is the idea that Republican women have found common cause with these progressives under the banner of capping usury.
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Alabama Republican leaders praise Sessions’ testimony

January 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in his bid to be confirmed as President Donald J. Trump’s US Attorney General. A number of Alabama’s Republican leaders expressed their support for the popular Senator Sessions.

US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) attended Senator Jeff Sessions’ US Senate confirmation hearing to convey his support for his confirmation as Attorney General. Read More

The Power of the Pen

November 7, 2016

By Terry Lathan
Chairman, Alabama Republican Party

On Tuesday, November 8, America will once again return to our voting booths to decide our fate. The process our Founding Fathers fought for is still alive and well in the greatest nation on earth. The power of our pens will choose what path we travel as a nation. While most emphasis is given to a single day, the Alabama Republican Party has been preparing for Tuesday for over a year.
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Loyalty Pledge Impediment to Electing Honest Speaker

June 20, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—At the urging of then Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, in 2014 the Steering Committee of the Alabama Republican Party added a loyalty oath to the qualifying packets given to each candidate running for office under the GOP banner. The pledge was added according to a steering committee members after the qualifying rules had been approved. Hubbard, who was then under indictment on 23 felony counts of public corruption, wanted to ensure that House Republicans would reelect him as Speaker, and the fealty clause was a means to that end.
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The Artist Cher Nailed It Long Ago

April 28, 2016

 

By Jack Campbell

When recording artist Cher released the hit “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” in 1971, she never envisioned that song would characterize the leadership of the GOP in Alabama some 45 years later. Even the people who are not historically tuned in to current affairs realize our state Party is headed for a disastrous future, plagued by public officials who are tainted by greed, extramarital sex, thievery, and secret, backroom deals.
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We Are Not All Alike

April 25, 2016

By Terry Lathan
Chairman, Alabama Republican Party
 
Remember that time the Republicans in the Alabama Legislature accomplished these reforms?

• Saved $1 billion annually by slashing government employment, consolidating agencies and deleting duplicate services while also passing strong economic incentives

• Implemented historic school choice and charter schools

• Enacted a rolling reserve fund for education funding stability

• Terminated private union dues being processed by government employees
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