More conservative elected officials endorse Moore

September 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign announced that twenty more elected officials from both rural and urban areas of the state of Alabama had endorsed Moore. The campaign said that the announcement is demonstrative of the widespread, local support accumulating for Moore as he heads into the final week of the campaign.

“The backing of these public servants shows that Alabamians trust Judge Moore to champion our values in the United States Senate,” Moore Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead said. “Judge Moore is determined to take on the full force of the swamp and labor tirelessly for the people of our great state.”

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Court rules in favor of Judge Tom Parker

September 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Parker (R) won a major Federal court victory in his case challenging the Alabama judicial canons of conduct, which prevent a judge from exercising his free speech rights.

In a ruling issued by Judge W. Keith Watkins of the Middle District of Alabama in Parker v Judicial Inquiry Commission, the court found that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) complaint against Justice Parker was an attempt to have a government agency restrict Justice Parker’s free speech rights.

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Justice Tom Parker’s free speech suit continues

September 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, September 1, 2017 an Alabama Federal District Court rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice, Tom Parker (R). Justice Parker is alleging that a complaint brought against him by the Montgomery based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) violated his free speech rights. The JIC and former Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange (R) filed motions to dismiss Justice Parker’s suit, but the court rejected the motions to dismiss.   Justice Parker has stated a claim that the Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics violate his First Amendment right to free speech.

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Former Senate candidate Randy Brinson endorses Roy Moore

September 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, former U.S. Senate candidate and President of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, Dr. Randy Brinson (R), endorsed Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate runoff election on September 26.

Dr. Randy Brinson said in a statement, “As an Alabamian, as a veteran and as a Christian, I fully support and endorse Judge Roy Moore to represent the people of Alabama as our next US Senator. Judge Moore is going to Washington to fight corruption and back room deals, while his opponent Luther Strange got to Washington because of a backroom deal. The choice for Alabama is simple; if you support the Washington status quo, vote for Strange. If you support true conservatives who will get President Trump’s agenda passed, vote for Moore.”

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War of words between ACCA and Republican Party Chairperson Terry Lathan

August 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the Alabama County Commission Association (ACCA) Board of Directors passed a resolution admonishing Alabama Republican Party Chairperson, Terry Lathan, and demanding an apology or retraction about statements she made about the Association’s longtime Executive Director, Sonny Brasfield, and ACCA’s efforts to defeat SB108, a bill that ended crossover voting in primary runoff elections.

The issue came up when the ACCA opposed Legislation during the 2017 Legislative Session banning crossover voting in party primary runoffs.  The Alabama Republican Party and Chairperson, Terry Lathan, were strongly in support of that Legislation, sponsored by State Senator Tom Whatley (R-Lee County) and carried in the House by state Representative Arnold Mooney (R-Indian Springs).  Lathan sent an enail to Republican County Commissioners explaining why the Party supported the Legislation and why she felt the ACCA was wrong in opposing it and claimed that ACCA staff were misrepresenting the facts about the Legislation.  Many in the ACCA disliked the tone of the letter and disputed the assertion that ACCA staff and Director Brasfield misrepresented the facts of the bill.

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State Auditor Jim Zeigler endorses Roy Moore

August 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 25, 2017, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) announced that he is endorsing Judge Roy Moore in the US Senate race for the seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions (R).

Auditor Zeigler said, “The contrast is clear between Bentley-appointed Senator Strange and future Senator Roy Moore. Strange is in lock-step with the Washington Insiders who own his campaign funding. Roy Moore will be committed to Alabama citizens, the Constitution, and the values on which America was founded.”

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Moore Calls religious liberty the “Civil Rights issue of our time”

August 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 24th, 2017, U.S. Senate candidate former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) denounced a ruling by the 9th District Court of Appeals which ruled that the Bremerton School District was justified in suspending Coach Joe Kennedy after he took a knee and prayed silently at midfield after football games.

On Wednesday, the Court ruled that Coach Kennedy’s public display of faith was not protected by the US Constitution.
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Roy Moore takes commanding lead in Alabama Senate race

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

 Monday, August 21, 2017, the first poll conducted, since the Alabama Senate primary, was released and it shows Judge Roy Moore with a commanding lead over incumbent Senator Luther Strange (R) in the upcoming Senate Republican primary runoff. The JMC Analytics poll conducted between August 17 and 19 among likely Republican voters found that in the upcoming runoff Judge Moore leads with 51 percent support to just 32 percent for Strange with 17 percent of voters still undecided.

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Doug Jones wins Democratic Party Primary

August 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, when the Democratic Party primary field was announced most political observers recognized former US Attorney Doug Jones and a host of other candidates who were largely unknown quantities.  The polls fluctuated in the middle of the race; but when voters went to the polls on Tuesday they voted overwhelmingly for the best known candidate in the field and that was Doug Jones who dominated the field with 63.6 percent of the votes cast.

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Carns predicts Gov. Kay Ivey will run for second term

August 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 12, 2017: State Representative Jim Carns (R-Vestavia) told the Mid-Alabama Republican Club (MARC) that he expects Governor Kay Ivey (R) to run for the position in 2018.

Jim Carns was delivering his State Legislature report to the gathered Republican activists at the Vestavia Library.  Carns said that Senate President Del Marsh (R-Anniston) recently announced that he is running for another term in the State Senate.

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