Marsh joins growing list of Republican leaders endorsing Moore

October 16, 2017

 By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the Moore campaign announced the endorsement of Alabama Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh, (R-Anniston). Marsh’s endorsement comes following Moore’s successful runoff campaign victory where Moore won 63 of Alabama’s 67 counties despite being outspent 12 to one. The Moore campaign says that they are receiving mounting support coming from all corners of the Republican Party as the GOP unites to defeat the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones in December.

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Barry Moore campaign releases poll showing that Roby is vulnerable

August 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 31, 2017, State Representative Barry Moore’s, R-Enterprise, congressional campaign released results of a poll, by WPA Intelligence, outlining what they claim is the vulnerability of incumbent Representative Martha Roby, R-Montgomery.

According to the memo released to the Alabama Political Reporter (APR) incumbent Martha Roby is viewed favorably by only thirty-three percent of Republican voters, while forty-three percent have an unfavorable view of the four-term congresswoman.

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Holtzclaw will challenge Brooks in the Republican primary

August 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, State Senator Bill Holtzclaw (R-Madison) announced that he will run for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District in the 2018 Republican Primary.  Incumbent Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) has already announced that he will seek re-election to a fifth term.  This will set up a highly contested primary race between the two well known Republicans.

Sen. Holtzclaw said in a statement on social media, “I still believe in the American Dream, because I’m living it. I was orphaned at birth, and lived in a United Methodist Children Home until age 5 when I was taken in by a loving family that raised me as their own. I enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served 20 years on active duty, including service in the Gulf War and Somalia. I married my high school sweetheart 32 years ago, and we’ve raised two wonderful daughters. After retiring from the Marine Corps I worked at NASA and served my community on the Madison City Council and later as a Senator in the Alabama State Legislature. Together we can rekindle the American Dream and make America great again. I’m asking you for another opportunity to serve; to serve as your Congressman for the 5th District.”
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Tommy Amason announces run for Congress

August 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 27, 2017, Tommy Amason, an Army Command Sergeant Major and two-tour Iraq War veteran, formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Congressional House seat in District 2. The announcement event was held at the Wetumpka Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1472.

Amason touted his experience as a war veteran and nearly thirty years of service in the US Army Reserves as qualifications for his serving in the United States House of Representatives.
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Democrats continue to target Martha Roby

July 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, July 11, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released yet another attack on US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) whom they have identified as potentially vulnerable in the 2018 election. This time the comments regard Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner (Trump’s son-in-law and trusted adviser) and then-Trump Campaign manager Paul Manafort’s meeting with a Russian attorney who was connected to the Russian government concerning the sharing of information about Democratic Presidential campaign nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Marsh, Hooper, Henry not Senate candidates

May 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, nineteen major party candidates qualified to run for the US Senate seat vacated by Senator Jeff Sessions (R). While the focus was rightly on the candidates who did choose to step in the ring and run for some prominent candidates chose at the last minute not to run for the coveted position in the US Senate.

Senate President Del Marsh (R-Anniston) was openly contemplating running for Senate and had been sparring with the Strange campaign but announced on the final day of qualifying that he would not be a candidate.
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Moore files to challenge Roby in Congressional race

May 12, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A close ally of former Speaker of the House and convicted felony Mike Hubbard is running for the US House of Representatives. State Representative Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) filed FEC papers on May 2 to run against incumbent Republican US Congresswoman, Martha Roby, to represent Alabama’s 2nd congressional district.

Moore’s biggest claim to fame is that he beat felony perjury charges in a case related to Hubbard. Moore’s other significant accomplishment as a State Representative may be his ability to obtain State contracts for his business interests.
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Public hearing on broadband bill renews debate on government influence in private businesses

April 13, 2017

Sam Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

A bill that would expand municipal governments’ reach into broadband and internet services renewed a debate on government expansion into private enterprise at a committee meeting on Wednesday, April 12.

The House Committee on Commerce and Small Business was a packed house on Wednesday with some people even forced to stand in the back.

The main attraction at the committee meeting was a public hearing on House Bill 375 which would allow certain municipalities to increase government services into broadband and internet.
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Spicer terminated from job at ABC

January 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, former State Representative Terry Spicer (D-Elba) was terminated from his new job with the Alabama Beverage Control (ABC) Board of Directors.

State Senator Paul Bussman (R-Cullman) said on social media, “Today, the former state legislator convicted of taking $100,000 in bribes has been terminated as an employee of an Alabama ABC store by Gov Bentley. I appreciate Gov. Bentley’s swift action on this inappropriate hiring.”
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Trump Administration will go to others, not Bentley, on Alabama issues

November 28, 2016

By Jim Zeigler
Alabama State Auditor

There is one bit of good news: Gov. Robert’s Bentley’s refusal to support Donald Trump.

Bentley was an early endorser of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who also refused to support Trump. Notice that Trump carried both Ohio and Alabama despite the lack of support of either governor. Bentley’s support of Kasich did no good for Kasich. It may have hurt him with what little Alabama support Kasich had to hurt.
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