US Rep. Mike Rogers holds Town Hall meetings

August 17, 2017

By Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 12, 2017, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) held a Town Hall meeting Thursday morning at the Southern Union campus in Opelika and another on Thursday afternoon at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford. Attendance was estimated at about 200 at both events.

US Representative Mike Rogers said on social media afterward, “Since the media won’t do it, I was glad I had the opportunity to discuss firsthand how I strongly support President Trump’s America’s First agenda.”

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Calhoun County GOP hosts forum for Senate Republican candidates

June 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, June 10, 2017, the Calhoun County Republican Party hosted a forum for Republican Senate candidates.

The county party only invited five of the ten candidates running. Former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, former Christian Coalition President Dr. Randy Brinson, and State Senator Trip Pittman (R-Montrose) all attended. US Senator Luther Strange (R) had a scheduling conflict thus could not attend. Luther also was unable to attend the Huntsville Republican Women forum on Monday.
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Gentile angry for being shut out of Oxford debate

June 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the Calhoun County Republican Party will be holding a debate of GOP Senate Special Election candidates. Not all of the Republican candidates however will be present though. GOP Senate candidate Dom Gentile said that he was not invited by the Calhoun County Republican Party which is hosting the debate at the Oxford Civic Center Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
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Shelby Defends Second Amendment Rights on Senate Floor

December 8, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, December 3, 2015 U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R from Alabama) spoke on the Senate floor defending the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.

shelby_richardSenator Shelby said the day after the terrorist attack on a Christmas Party in San Bernardino, California, “The tragic murders that occurred in California yesterday are unthinkable and horrific.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims, their families, and the entire community.  I would also like to take a moment to thank the brave first responders who selflessly and honorably risked their own lives in order to protect the lives of others.”
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Obama’s Seizure of Personnel Carriers Causes Concern

November 25, 2015

By Brandon Moseley

Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 24, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) and US Representative Mike Rogers (R-Saks) both protested the seizure of two M113 APCs from the Calhoun County Sherriff’s Department. Rep. Rogers said that the decision by the Obama White House, “Could very well cost lives.”

Senator Richard Shelby said, “Time and time again, President Obama abuses the authority of his office by making unilateral decisions through executive fiat. From his attempts to grant executive amnesty to illegal immigrants and his plans to allow Syrian refugees to resettle in the United States, to his decision to take away vehicles from local law enforcement in Calhoun County, it is clear that this president is more interested in scoring political points than ensuring the safety of our citizens.”
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Executive Order Will Cost Calhoun Sheriff’s Dept.

November 18, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 17 U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R from Saks) sent a letter to President Obama after learning the Calhoun County Sheriff’s office will lose their two armored vehicles known as M113s.

According to information provided by Congressman Rogers’ office, under President Obama’s Executive Order, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) must reclaim some surplus military equipment provided under the 1033 program to law enforcement, including the armored vehicles in Calhoun County.
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Bill Adair Defects to Republican Party

September 9, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, September 8, Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair announced that he has officially left the struggling Alabama Democratic Party to join the Alabama Republican Party.

DA Bill Adair made a written statement regarding his decision to join the Republican Party. DA Adair said, “The decision to switch parties was made after a great deal of personal reflection. I came to realize that my personal beliefs most closely aligned with those of the Republican Party. I’ve always believed in hard work and in treating people equally and fairly, as well as with dignity and respect.”
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Sprayberry Responds to Allegations

October 24, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tim Sprayberry is running as a Republican candidate for the Alabama Senate in District 13.

Sprayberry contacted The Alabama Political Reporter about accusations that have recently been hurled at his campaign.

We asked Sprayberry a few questions:

1. Did you take contributions from the Alabama Education Association (AEA)?

Sprayberry replied, “Yes I did.” Sprayberry said that he had received two contributions of $15,000 each from the AEA.
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Rainy Day Patriots Deny Alleged AEA Ties

October 23, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, the Rainy Day Patriots (RDP) Tea Party Group and the Alabama Legislative Watchdogs issued a join written statement denying allegations that the Alabama Education Association had formed an alliance with Alabama Tea Party Groups, in order to challenge Republican incumbents in the June 2014 Republican Primaries.

Alabama Legislative Watchdogs Coordinator, Deanna Frankowski, issued a written statement to clarify and defend their group against allegations by Calhoun County Republican Party Chairman Gene Howard that the AEA was funding the Tea Party group. Frankowski and the Rainy Day Patriots wrote,
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Clements Talks to Rainy Day Patriots

October 21, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, Jamie Clements, candidate for House District 62, addressed the Rainy Day Patriots (RDP) at their regular October meeting at the Homewood Library.

Clements told the RDP said that he is a native of Tuscaloosa County and is a civil engineer by training. In addition to his work as an engineer he works as adjunct professor at the University of Alabama teaching surveying for engineers.
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