Knight v. Burkette: A near riot, unpaid bills and a campaign manager calls it quits in the District 26 race

February 8, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

By almost all measures, the evening of Dec. 12 should have been a happy one for the David Burkette Campaign.

While the Montgomery City Councilman didn’t win his bid for the Senate District 26 seat, he had pulled off a surprising second-place finish and forced an even more surprising runoff with longtime state Rep. John Knight. Burkette had even managed to beat fellow councilman Fred Bell, who had the backing of the state’s Democratic Conference and was better funded.

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What’s the prescription for the opioid problem?

August 18, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

If you’ve lost a loved one to drug abuse, as I have, anger and sadness might color your resolve to fight a war against a substance, rather than address the causes that drive someone into the arms of darkness.

We have been told by the President of the United States and the US Attorney General that there is an opioid epidemic and that war has been declared against it. But, we are ignoring the factors that lead to its use.
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Who’s To Blame? Who Will Lead?

September 2, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—There is plenty of anger for not passing legislation to allow the people an opportunity to vote on a statewide lottery, but where is the outrage over not finding a solution to Medicaid?

There may yet be a solution to funding Medicaid and passing a bill on the lottery, but we need a leader who will rise up to bring all of the players to the table before it’s too late. All of the anger, finger pointing, greed and turf wars must be laid aside. Or, maybe, our lawmakers are satisfied to just run out the clock?
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Sessions Say Americans Have Right to Be Mad

January 19, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, January 18, US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was in Double Springs speaking to the Winston County Republican Party at their annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. Senator Sessions said, “A lot of people are mad a lot of people are angry you have every right to be angry about the direction this country is headed.”

Sen. Sessions said, “I spent two years in Russellville practicing law.” There are a lot of Republicans in this area before it was cool to be a Republican.” “Thank you for your friendship and support.”
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