Special election guidance for voters in State House District 4 and Senate District 26

December 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced that voters located in parts of Morgan and Limestone County, and in Montgomery, will have an additional race to vote for when they head to the polls on Dec. 12 to vote in the special general election for U.S. Senate.

Those voters that reside in state House District 4 and Senate District 26 will take the first step in determining who will represent them in Montgomery in the state House of Representatives and the state Senate, respectively.

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Zeigler opposes bills ending special elections for US Senate, Alabama Legislature

October 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, state Auditor Jim Zeigler announced his opposition to bills that would end special elections when there is a vacancy in the U.S. Senate and the Legislature.

Currently, Alabama is holding a special election for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions.  Republican Roy Moore is running against former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones on Dec. 12. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley had appointed Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to fill the seat.

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Zeigler warns that witness assassination in Montgomery could frighten other witnesses

October 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, a man was gunned down in Montgomery.

State Auditor Jim Zeigler warned that this was worse because the victim appears to have been murdered for cooperating with authorities.

Zeigler, in a statement, said the victim was killed while leaving the courthouse. He called the situation “extremely concerning.”

“Many witnesses are already reluctant to talk to investigators and to appear in court,” Zeigler said. “With the killing of a witness leaving the courthouse, that reluctance could increase, especially if the defendant and friends are known to be violent, which is often the case.
It may be that protection is needed for witnesses. Even that protection will not keep witnesses from being afraid to become involved.
Investigating and prosecuting crime depends on witnesses willing to come forward and tell what they saw. If good citizens become even more reluctant to testify, criminals will be emboldened and prosecution will become even more difficult.  The courthouse-area killing was much worse that just one more murder in Montgomery.”
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Bannon, Farage, Robertson headline a host of speakers for Moore

September 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, the Roy Moore for Senate campaign held a final Get Out The Vote (GOTV) rally in Fairhope, Alabama, with a special guests.

“It is a great honor, I am just a country boy from North Alabama, to have men like Steve Bannon, Nigel Farage, Siran Stacy, to come long distances,” Moore said.

Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon gave an impassioned plea for the voters of Alabama to vote for Moore.

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Roy Moore takes commanding lead in Alabama Senate race

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

 Monday, August 21, 2017, the first poll conducted, since the Alabama Senate primary, was released and it shows Judge Roy Moore with a commanding lead over incumbent Senator Luther Strange (R) in the upcoming Senate Republican primary runoff. The JMC Analytics poll conducted between August 17 and 19 among likely Republican voters found that in the upcoming runoff Judge Moore leads with 51 percent support to just 32 percent for Strange with 17 percent of voters still undecided.

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Zeigler creates Gubernatorial fundraising committee

July 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) filed a campaign committee Tuesday to begin raising money for the 2018 Governor’s race.

Auditor Zeigler said that he was required to file because he passed the $1,000 legal threshold that requires filing due to “unsolicited campaign donations.”

Zeigler said that he is “running an exploratory campaign for the Governor’s race and will make a final decision after the special election for US Senate.”
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Brooks wants to arm Congress

June 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Washington, DC has one of the most restrictive gun laws in the entire country. That infringement on the civil liberties of the Capitol’s citizens very nearly resulted in the slaughter of two dozen GOP congressmen, including Alabama’s own Representatives Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and Gary Palmer (R-Hoover).  Congressman Brooks was one of six congressmen whose names and office numbers were written on a sheet of paper in the attempted assassin’s pocket.
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State leaders ask Trump to extend Red Snapper season by executive order

June 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, June 2, 2017, both Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) and former Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) sent letters to President Trump formally requesting that he use his Executive powers to extend the 2017 Federal Red Snapper Season.

Governor Ivey said in a statement, “Red Snapper fishing is vital to Alabamians as it is a major source of recreational enjoyment and provides great economic impact. Overreaching Federal bureaucrats have unjustly made the 2017 Red Snapper Season shorter than any season in history – that decision is simply unacceptable for Alabama.”
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Zeigler says budget cuts require him to perform audits himself

June 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 1, 2017, State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) announced that he will have to become a “field auditor” to keep his office operating after the Legislature cut his budget for the third year in a row.

Zeigler said, “This marks the third year in a row that our budget has been cut. We are $368,400 below sea level. With the severe cuts the previous two years, we cannot do our constitutional job of property inventories with this latest cut. We had already cut everything we could after the last two budget cuts, so there is nothing left to cut.”
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Zeigler: “Unable to do the job” because of budget cuts

May 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, May 26, 2017, State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) said that three consecutive years of budget cuts have left his office with less appropriations than they need to do the job.

Zeigler says the amount appropriated, $762,575.00, is 2.78 less than the amount received during the fiscal year 2007, and below the minimum level needed to run his office.

Zeigler said, “This marks the third year in a row that our budget has been cut. We are $368,400.00 below sea level. With the severe cuts the previous two years, we cannot do our constitutional job of property inventories with this latest cut. We had already cut everything we could after the last two budget cuts, so there is nothing left to cut.”

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