Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon to campaign for Moore next week

November 29, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Breitbart executive chairman and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, long considered one of President Donald Trump’s key allies, will return to Fairhope, Alabama, next week to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. It’ll be Bannon’s second visit to the state to stump for Moore.

Bannon, since leaving the White House in August, has been mounting a nationwide effort to elect more populists and nationalists. Moore has become one of Bannon’s first projects. In September, Bannon traveled to Fairhope to campaign for Moore during the primary election. Bannon supported Moore over the establishment-embraced Sen. Luther Strange. Bannon’s right-leaning Breitbart news has been staunch in their alignment with Moore.

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Twelve women vouch for Roy Moore’s character

November 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Republican Party Establishment in Washington has challenged Roy Moore to prove that he is not a sexual predator after five women have come forward saying that they had inappropriate contacts with Moore in the late 1970s.

Moore grew up in rural Gallant, Alabama.  He went to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  Moore served as a Captain of a military police company in the Vietnam War.  After his discharge from service, Moore went to the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa.

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Poll: 60 percent of voters nationwide say Moore should withdraw

November 14, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

A new national tracking poll conducted Nov. 9-11, in the days immediately following accusations of sexual misconduct against US Senate candidate Roy Moore, shows 60 percent of voters nationwide want him to withdraw.

Fifty percent of Republican voters and 56 percent of Independent voters say they think Moore should step aside in Alabama, while 72 percent of Democrats say he should drop out of the race, according to a Morning Consult and Politico poll.

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Sexual misconduct allegations mount against US Senate candidate Roy Moore

November 14, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The list of women accusing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct is growing after a fifth woman came forward Monday, accusing Moore of groping and sexually assaulting her when she was 16.

Beverly Young Nelson, now 56, in a tearful and emotional press conference with her attorney, alleged Moore sexually assaulted her outside of a Gadsden, Alabama, restaurant where she worked as a waitress while she was in high school in 1977.

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For Democratic candidate Doug Jones, big turnout with former Vice President Joe Biden could bolster campaign

October 4, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The atmosphere was reminiscent of years now past when Democratic candidates in Alabama could draw big crowds and national attention. That time could be back again, or at least that’s what the Democrats hope.

Doug Jones, the former U.S. attorney turned Senate candidate who looks to upset firebrand GOP candidate Roy Moore, on Tuesday drew more than 1,000 supporters to an auditorium in Birmingham for a rally with former Vice President Joe Biden — the most high-profile figure to stump for a Democrat in Alabama in years.

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Ginny Shaver running for House District 39

September 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Ginny Shaver announced that she is running for the Republican nomination for the Alabama House of Representatives District 39. She made the announcement amidst a crowd of supporters, friends and family in her hometown at Leesburg Day.

Shaver said, “I’m proud to be a 5th generation Alabamian, and District 39 has been our home for the past 34 years. During that time our regional political landscape has transformed to a solid conservative majority and our representation should reflect that change. President Trump was elected because the people are tired of political insiders and special interests in all levels of government. That is why I must step forward now and give the voters a clear choice and an opportunity to elect one of the people, for the people.”

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Attorney General candidate Alice Martin talks new revenge porn laws

September 6, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Republican attorney general candidate Alice Martin appeared on a north Alabama radio show Tuesday to discuss the new sex crime laws signed into law earlier this year that strengthen and clarify reporting requirements for sex offenders and create new laws prohibited revenge porn and “sextortion.”

Martin spoke with WEKI 94.7’s the Rachel Hammer Show about the new laws and the need to continue strengthening Alabama’s sex crime statutes.

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Bryan Peeples addresses North Jefferson County Republicans

July 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 24. 2017, US Senate Candidate Bryan Peeples (R) addressed the North Jefferson County Republican Club at their monthly meeting at Jim and Nick’s Barbecue in Gardendale.

Peeples warned that, “Our country faces very serious problems right now.”  The drip, drip, drip of alleged Trump – Russian collusion scandal news from the media is preventing us from focus on our problems.  “This election is not about me it is about you.  It is not about Judge Moore.  It is not about Luther Strange.  It is not about Mo Brooks.”
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Hansen calls for marijuana legalization

July 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 24, 2017, US Senate Candidate Michael Hansen released a statement calling for the legalization of marijuana.  This statement was in response to news reports that the Trump Administration plans to “crack down” on marijuana.

Hansen said in a statement, “The news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to ‘crack down’ on marijuana users is troubling. The fact of the matter is that the ‘War on Drugs’ is a failed Federal policy that for decades has unfairly targeted people of color. I am calling on Congress to decriminalize, legalize, and regulate marijuana to put an end to this racist social experiment. In addition, I am proposing an economic development zone in Alabama’s Black Belt where unemployment is near 10 percent and where poverty rates approach 40 percent. The Black Belt once lead agricultural production, and I believe it will again.”
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Doug Jones says Sessions did the right thing

July 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 20, 2017, Democratic candidate for US Senate Doug Jones said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) did the right thing and the President was wrong; in his criticism of both the person and the office.

Former US Attorney and Democratic US Senate Candidate Doug Jones calls on all candidates to put Country over Party.  Following President Donald Trump’s statements criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the ongoing Russia investigation, Jones said in a statement, “As a former US Attorney and Prosecutor, I know how important it is to put politics aside and do the right thing no matter the consequences. While I did not support the appointment of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General, and continue to disagree with his actions on many issues, Jeff Sessions did the right thing both ethically and legally when he recused himself from the investigation in to Russians actions.”
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