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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Byrne warns that time is running out for health care rescue

September 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, said the Senate must act on health care before the end of the month to pass a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

“We have now seen the Democrat’s alternative to Obamacare: Senator Sander’s single-payer healthcare bill,” Bryne said. “The American people overwhelmingly rejected increased government involvement in the last election, yet the Democrats have doubled down, putting forward a multi-trillion dollar government takeover of our entire health care system.”

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Yes, we must have better gun control

June 15, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

So, what do we do? Wednesday was another terrible day of gun violence in the nation. The events, which left a US Congressman and four others wounded in Alexandria, Va., and four UPS employees dead and two others wounded in San Francisco, had nothing to do with Donald Trump’s so-called “radical Islamist terrorists.”

The shooters, both killed, were home-grown folks.

Yet, what are we, as a nation, going to do to limit access to guns by people who are going to use them to kill innocents?
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Lathan Comments on Sanders’ Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

July 13, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, July 12, former Democrat presidential candidate US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) endorsed Hillary Clinton for President ending the most divisive primary race for either party since then former California Governor Ronald Reagan challenged President Gerald Ford in the Republican Primary in 1976.

Sen. Sanders said in a statement to supporters, “Today, I endorsed Hillary Clinton to be our next president. I know that some of you will be disappointed with that decision. But I believe that, at this moment, our country, our values, and our common vision for a transformed America, are best served by the defeat of Donald Trump and the election of Hillary Clinton.” “In the weeks since the last primary, both campaigns have worked together in good faith to bridge some of the policy issues that divided us during the election. Did we come to agreement on everything? Of course not. But we made important steps forward.”
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Hillary Clinton Declared Democratic Party Presumptive Nominee

June 7, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, June 5, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) won the Puerto Rico Democratic Primary. According to the Associated Press this victory gave the former First Lady enough delegates, both pledged and unbound, to secure Clinton the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States.

Clinton was campaigning Monday in California ahead of Tuesday’s final primaries. Clinton said, “My supporters are passionate, they are committed, they have voted for me in great numbers across the country for many reasons, but among the reasons is their belief that having a woman president would make a great statement, a historic statement, about what kind of country we are, what we stand for. It’s really emotional.”
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Trump Wins Five More States

April 27, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, April 26, Republican voters in Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut all went to the polls and gave New York City businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump crushing victories over his remaining GOP Primary opponents. Neither US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) or Ohio Governor John Kasich managed to even be competitive be competitive in a single state.

Donald Trump told a cheering crowd in New York City, “I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely.” “Sen. Cruz and Gov. Kasich should really get out of the race, they have no path to victory and honestly they should get out of the race, we should heal the Republican party, bring the Republican Party back together.” “As far as I’m concerned, it’s over. These two guys can’t win, there’s no path. So why would I change? If you have a football team and you are winning and you get to a Super Bowl, you don’t change your quarterback.”
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Sanders Takes Wyoming

April 11, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Saturday, April 9, US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) won the Wyoming Democratic Caucuses. Sanders has now won 8 of the last 9 Democratic contests but still trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) in delegates headed into the New York state Democratic Primary.

Sen. Sanders said in a statement to supporters, “We just got word that we won Wyoming’s caucus. This is huge. This momentum is just what we need in order to win New York’s crucial primary in 10 days. But we also must know that the billionaire class is more scared than ever, and they don’t want to see us win again. They want to stop us here and now.”
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Trump Wins Florida, Illinois, and North Carolina: Kasich wins Ohio

March 16, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, March 15, New York City billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump had another big primary night with wins in Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Ohio Governor John Kasich won his home state, which is winner take all.

As of press time, with 99 percent of the vote in, it appeared that Donald Trump was going to narrowly beat US Senator Ted Cruz in Missouri. The winner of Missouri gets a 15 delegate bonus. The rest of the state is proportional.
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Trump Wins Mississippi and Michigan: Cruz Takes Idaho

March 9, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, March 8, Republican voters in Michigan and Mississippi went to the polls and gave New York City businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump crushing victories over his remaining GOP Primary opponents. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz did manage to score one victory in the Idaho Caucuses.

Donald Trump said, “I have never endured so much horrible horrible things about me in a week. $38 million of negative things have been said about me…It shows you how brilliant the public is. They knew they were all lies…I want to thank the people of Michigan. I want to thank the people of Mississippi… One thing I was so happy about is that the turnout has been just incredible. Millions and millions of people have come out on the Republican side and the Democrats are down 30 percent. I think it is the biggest story in politics today. We have had people coming over here that have never voted for Republicans before.”
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Tuesday Was a Good Night for Alabama Incumbents

March 2, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, March 1, every member of Alabama’s congressional delegation handily won their party primary battles. Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Selma) did not even have any primary opposition and Alabama elected congressional incumbents have not lost a primary in the last several cycles. US Senator Richard Shelby (R) beat four opponents in the GOP Primary. US Representatives Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose), Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), Martha Roby (R-Montgomery), and Mike Rogers (R-Saks) all defeated their primary opponents with more than 60 percent of the votes cast. The Alabama electorate also voted to re-elect Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh to the Alabama Public Service Commission and Tom Parker to the Alabama Supreme Court.
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