Anti-LGBT pastors, activists will speak with Roy Moore in Birmingham Thursday

November 16, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

One said the same-sex marriage decision would lead to kids being encouraged to practice sodomy in kindergarten and another blamed Hurricane Sandy on gay people and same-sex marriage.

Those are just two of at least seven fundamentalist religious leaders who will be speaking at a press conference for Roy Moore Thursday to push back against accusations that Moore sexually assaulted three women in the 1970s and pursued several others while they were teenagers.

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Mac Watson announces write-in Senate campaign

November 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 9, 2017, businessman Mac Watson announced that he was offering a third option for dissatisfied voters in Alabama Senate Special Election.

“Alabama needs new blood in politics,” Watson said.  “Simply going to the polls to ‘vote against the other guy’ is not what our great country was founded on, it is not how our forefathers wanted the power of voting to be used. We don’t need leaders in government. We need people that listen to the people that pay their salaries – citizens. Let’s do something in Alabama in December.”

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Moore campaign asks if Jones favors cutting Navy’s LCS fleet built in Mobile

November 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the Moore for Senate campaign suggested that Doug Jones would not be a reliable vote for the littoral combat ships that Austal builds for the U.S. Navy in Mobile.

The Moore campaign said in a release: “Doug Jones is scary for Alabama’s defense industry; would turn Mobile shipyard into a ghost town.”

The Moore campaign said that, “The Obama presidency was often a frightening time for Alabama’s defense companies and military installations.  In his 2017 defense budget proposal, President Barack Obama wanted to cut the total number of Littoral Combat Ships in the Navy from 50 down to 42. Austal USA Shipyard near downtown Mobile is one of only two sites in the nation that builds the Littoral Combat Ships. According to a report by al.com, President Obama’s proposed cuts to the Littoral Combat Ships fleet would have put ‘thousands of jobs in Mobile at risk.’”

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Jones falls behind, new poll gives Moore 17-point lead

November 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Politico reported that in the latest poll in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race, Roy Moore holds a 17 point lead over Democrat Doug Jones.

The new poll by Axis Research taken from October 24 through October 26, 2017, focused on likely special election voters in Alabama.

The President of Axis Research Brenda Gianiny said in a statement, “We see a race that is looking less and less competitive for Democrat Doug Jones.”

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State Sen. Rusty Glover kicks off campaign for Lieutenant Governor

October 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, state Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, held an official Kicks Off Campaign rally for the Republican nomination for Alabama lieutenant governor.

“I’ve been serving the people of my district, and now I want to serve all the people of Alabama,” Glover said.

Glover said that his focus will be on accountability and transparency in state government, and bringing good-paying jobs to the state.

“I want to make the Legislature open to all people, looking out for all Alabamians and not just the select few,” Glover said.

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Martin says if elected as Attorney General, AG will stand for “Alabama Guardian”

October 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, former U.S. Attorney Alice Martin (R) sent out an email announcing her plans if elected as attorney general.

“I have been traveling around the state meeting and talking with many Alabamians who are resonating with my message about why I am running as Attorney General. The AG quite simply ‘guards’ the rule of law and your safety,” Martin said.

Martin said that she would guard, “Your constitutional freedoms from assault by the left liberals or guarding against federal overreach, the prison doors and ensuring local convictions obtained by your DA are upheld on appeals & criminals serve their time, your tax dollars from wasteful spending and corrupt officials, your personal identity from computer hacks and the sanctuary of your home against domestic violence.”

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Doug Jones campaign releases first TV ad

October 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the Doug Jones for Senate campaign released its first television ad: “Washington’s Broken.”

In the spot, Jones says he will be an independent voice who will bring both sides together to make life better for Alabamians.

Jones says that he shares Alabamians’ frustration with the broken politics of Washington and politicians who have forgotten what it truly means to serve – and how he’ll serve in the U.S. Senate as an independent voice of reason, working to bring both sides together to make a positive difference for the middle class.

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Moore campaign dismisses Daily Beast story as another misleading attack

October 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, the Roy Moore Campaign dismissed reporting by the Daily Beast that the former chief justice’s federal and state ethics filings do not match.

“This is another misleading attack on Judge Moore and his wife,” the Moore campaign said in a statement.

“First, the 990 Form, as reported in the Daily Beast story, is a manipulated document,” the campaign claimed.

The Moore campaign provided no further detail on this claim.

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Poll: Moore less than 6 points ahead of Jones, also Alabamians’ opinions on national controversies

October 2, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

A new poll in the U.S. Senate race places former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore ahead of Democrat Doug Jones by less than 6 percentage points.

The telephone poll, conducted and sponsored by Decision Desk HQ, sampled 590 likely voters in the election. It was conducted last week and released on Saturday.

Former U.S. Attorney Jones polled at 44.5 percent of the vote, which put him behind Moore who polled at 50.2 percent. The poll had a margin of error of 4 percentage points, putting Jones just out of reach from a statistical tie with Moore.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden joins Doug Jones in Birmingham on Tuesday

October 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 3, as the general election campaign begins in the U.S. Senate race, former Vice President Joe Biden (D) will join Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Doug Jones for a campaign rally in Birmingham at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).

Jones said that he is honored that his friend, Biden, will headline the October 3 rally for his campaign.

Jones said, “We are thrilled and deeply honored to have my longtime friend Vice President Joe Biden visit the great state of Alabama to reinforce his strong support of my campaign for the U.S. Senate.  I have known and respected Joe Biden for almost 40 years now. He is the epitome of what we all hope public service can be.”

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