Troy King qualifies for Alabama attorney general race

February 9, 2018

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Attorney General Troy King qualified for a return trip to Montgomery for a second term as Alabama’s attorney general on Thursday.

King qualified in his hometown of Elba, Alabama. King signed his qualification papers in front of  crowd of approximately 100 supporters.

Referring to the culture of corruption that has clouded state government recently, King said that, “The last eight years have been filled with politicians putting their own interests ahead of ours. We watched as politicians passed a new ethics law which they thought nobody would notice when they turned around and broke it.”

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Tom Parker is running for Chief Justice

April 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Alabama: Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker (R) announced that he is running for Chief Justice.

Justice Parker said in a statement, “For twelve years I’ve been honored to serve as a strong, conservative voice on the Alabama Supreme Court. Today, I’m announcing my campaign for Chief Justice of Alabama in the 2018 Primary Election, to succeed Judge Roy Moore, who was unlawfully removed from office.”
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Pryor named as finalist for Supreme Court

January 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, former Alabama Attorney General William H. “Bill” Pryor Jr. (R), currently an eleventh circuit appeals court judge, was named as one of the finalists to fill the US Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of conservative jurist, Antonin Scalia

Trump told reporters on Wednesday, “I’ll be making my decision this week. We’ll be announcing next week. We have outstanding candidates, and we will pick a truly great Supreme Court justice.” Read More

Obama passes the torch to Trump today

January 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, January 20, New York billionaire and reality TV star Donald J Trump (R) will be sworn in as President of the United States. The controversial and divisive administration of President Barack H. Obama (D) has come to an end. Inauguration events begin as early as 8:00 am. The actual swearing in ceremonies commence at 10:30 and will be widely covered by television and cable news outlets. Read More

Sessions As Trump’s Vice Presidential Pick?

May 23, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has been making the talk show circuit defending Donald Trump. Sen. Sessions was the first member of the Senate to endorse Trump and he made waves last year when he appeared with Trump at a Mobile rally attended by an estimated 30,000 people. Sessions’ endorsement helped deliver Dixie to the Trump campaign and left him with an enormous delegate lead that was never really challenged by any of the other candidates. Rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio, have both expressed desires not to considered for Vice President, as has Speaker Paul Ryan. Why not offer an olive branch to the conservative wing of the party, by nominating the most conservative Senator in the Senate for vice president?
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Frankowski: Possiblity Pryor Appointment to USSC by Trump is Exciting for Alabamians

May 20, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, May 18, prominent conservative activists and Trump for President supporter, Deanna Frankowski said that she is excited by the announcement that former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor could be Donald Trump’s selection for the United States Supreme Court.

Deanna Frankowski told the Alabama Political Reporter, “The selection of the Honorable William Holcomb Pryor, Jr. as a possible candidate for a Supreme Court Justice by Donald J. Trump is very exciting for Alabamians! We believe that Judge Pryor is a perfect fit to fulfill the wishes of Conservatives in Alabama and throughout the country as his core values and beliefs fall in line with Conservative values and beliefs. Mr. Trump had previously mentioned Judge Pryor and we are excited that Mr. Trump has continued to believe that Judge Pryor is a great fit for the Supreme Court. We look forward to seeing Judge Pryor on the Supreme Court.”
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Bill Pryor is on Trump’s Short List for Supreme Court Vacancy

May 19, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday May 18, Presumed Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump released has list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. Prominent on that list was former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor (R), now a federal appeals judge.

Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I held in the highest regard and will always greatly respect his intelligence and conviction to uphold the Constitution of our country. The following list of potential Supreme Court justices is representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value and, as President, I plan to use this list as a guide to nominate our next United States Supreme Court Justices.”
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Questions Arise on No-Bid Software Contract

December 10, 2015

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The revelation that a no-bid software contract approved by Finance Director Bill Newton led to a meltdown in the State’s ability to pay its bills in a timely fashion has raised questions about how the contract was awarded.

Not only are thousands of vendors not being paid, but State employees are not receiving reimbursement for travel and other expenses. The botched implementation has led to a backlog of payments, spanning across every segment of State government.
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New Consulting Firm Opens in Montgomery

August 25, 2015

 

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Suzanne Webb and Sharon Wheeler have formed a new consulting firm in Montgomery. W2 Strategies, LLC, will specialize in political and media consulting. Together, the team has over 50 years experience in government and campaigns, public and corporate affairs, including business and law. 

Their backgrounds include, state and federal legislative processes, implementing legislative and communication strategies, as well as leading cross-functional teams, building coalitions, and managing the creative process. 
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Republicans Codify Right to Use Campaign Funds for Legal Defense

July 17, 2015

 

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Legislation passed during 2015 Session codifies the use of campaign funds for legal defense under SB241. 

As part of an ongoing effort to tighten rules under the Fair Campaign Practice Act led by Sen Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), a controversial Attorney General’s opinion from 2000, now makes it legal for a public office holder to use campaign contributions for, “Legal fees and costs associated with any civil action, criminal prosecution, or investigation related to conduct reasonably related to performing the duties of the office held.”
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