The shape of things to come?

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Several decisions over the next few weeks and months could significantly affect Alabama’s future for generations. Among these are, the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions’ replacement, the Special Supreme Court’s ruling in Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal and the findings of the Montgomery Grand Jury concerning Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley is publicly holding casting-calls

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A sober choice is needed to replace Senator Sessions

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By Bill Britt

Alabama Political Reporter

Currently, the most coveted prize in Alabama politics is to be chosen to replace Senator Jeff Sessions, upon his confirmation as US Attorney General. Governor Robert Bentley will choose the recipient.

In all likelihood, Bentley’s choice wins reelection in 2018, he or (remotely) she would become the senior Senator from Alabama and the leader of the State’s Congressional delegation.

Since 1822

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Alabama’s Major Party Chairs Comment After 2016 Election

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Republican Party Chairperson Terry Lathan was exuberant after the last of the results came in from Tuesday’s election, which saw Donald J. Trump pull off a major upset in defeating Democratic Nominee and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“The Alabama Republican Party is thrilled with the results of this year’s election,” Lathan stated. “We look

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Young Republicans Prepare Get Out The Vote Efforts in Jefferson County

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Alabama Federation of Young Republicans Chair Jackie Curtis announced that the Young Republicans (YRs) would be deploying to very purple Jefferson County on the weekend before the November 8 election.

Cutis said in a statement, “Please make plans to join YRs from around the State for our major campaign deployment to lead GOTV efforts in Jefferson County, Alabama

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Corley Ellis Appears to Be Next Representative in District 41

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, August 15, the Alabama Republican Party closed candidate qualifying for Alabama House of Representatives District 41 at 5:00 p.m. CDT.

The only candidate who qualified to run for the vacant District 41 seat was Corley Ellis.

Corley Ellis represents Shelby County Commission District 1.

He is from Columbiana, where he is the owner/operator of Ellis Properties.

According to their website

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House District 41 Primary is Set For October 18

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 27, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) announced the timeline for a Special Election to fill the vacant District 41 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. The District 41 vacancy was created when Gov. Bentley appointed Rep. Mike Hill (R-Columbiana) to be the Superintendent of the State Banking Department.

According to the special election timeline finalized Wednesday

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BCA’s Canary Cares About Next Superintendent of Education

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Business Council of Alabama CEO, Billy Canary, and former State Superintendent of Education and current leader of BCA’s education arm, Joe Morton, recently co-authored an Op-Ed in which they pose questions they want answered by the State Superintendent candidates.

Canary and Morton write, “no way are we trying to influence the vote or the final selection…[of State Superintendent]&#8221

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Loyalty Pledge Impediment to Electing Honest Speaker

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—At the urging of then Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, in 2014 the Steering Committee of the Alabama Republican Party added a loyalty oath to the qualifying packets given to each candidate running for office under the GOP banner. The pledge was added according to a steering committee members after the qualifying rules had been approved. Hubbard, who was then under indictment on 23

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GOP Lawmakers And Candidates Speak At Train Depot

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Evoking images from an era long-ago, where the railroads were the primary method of travel, Republican candidates in Jefferson County spoke at the historic train depot in Leeds, AL.

State Representative Dickie Drake (R from Leeds) who represents Alabama House of Representatives District 45. Drake thanked everyone for coming to the event. Drake who was first elected in a special election for

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District Six Challengers Address Jefferson County Republicans

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Republicans who are challenging incumbent Congressman Spencer Bachus for the Sixth District Congressional Race all spoke to the Republican Jefferson County Party at their straw poll event at the Trussville Civic Center on Saturday.  Incumbent Congressman Spencer Bachus did not personally attend the event, though his campaign was well represented there.

Alabama State Senator Scott Beason

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