Troy King qualifies for Alabama attorney general race

February 9, 2018

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Attorney General Troy King qualified for a return trip to Montgomery for a second term as Alabama’s attorney general on Thursday.

King qualified in his hometown of Elba, Alabama. King signed his qualification papers in front of  crowd of approximately 100 supporters.

Referring to the culture of corruption that has clouded state government recently, King said that, “The last eight years have been filled with politicians putting their own interests ahead of ours. We watched as politicians passed a new ethics law which they thought nobody would notice when they turned around and broke it.”

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Chris Christie promises to tackle corruption if elected attorney general

January 29, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

A big name has jumped into the race for Alabama attorney general, but he’s not who you might think he is.

Chris Christie announced last week that he will be seeking Alabama’s top law enforcement post as a Democrat.

Christie — a former partner at Alabama’s largest law firm, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP — shares his name with the well-known, boisterous Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But Alabama’s Christie says there should be no confusing the two.

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Political Revenge, Schemes, Blowback

November 7, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

What do a conviction in New Jersey and a Montgomery Special Grand Jury have in common?

That is a question worthy of consideration, given recent events surrounding an ongoing investigation that appears to target Governor Robert Bentley and others in his political orbit.

The latest indication is that the Governor and his closest associates may be in the crosshairs of a criminal probe, over the firing of former ALEA Chief Spencer Collier and Bentley’s alleged affair with his former special advisor, Rebekah Caldwell Mason.
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Republican Debate Watch Party

January 15, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, January 14, the Fox Business Channel held the latest Republican Presidential Candidate Debate. The Greater Birmingham Young Republicans, the Alabama Minority GOP, and Alabama Constitutional Conservatives held a debate watch party at Sidebar in Birmingham.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz said, that this week we saw ten American Marines on their knees with their hands over their heads being held by the Iranians. It was heartbreaking. In a Cruz presidency no service man or service woman will be on their knees and if somebody captures American soldiers or sailors they will feel the full force of the American military.
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Rogers Comments on North Korean Hydrogen Bomb Test

January 8, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, January 6, US Representative Mike Rogers (R-Saks), Chairman of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, made the following statement today after learning from news reports that North Korea said it had conducted a successful hydrogen bomb test.

Congressman Rogers “We are watching seven years of President Obama’s failures play out – this is what ‘leading from behind’ has wrought. While the President has wasted his two terms in office, North Korea has continued to develop its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons capabilities.”
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GOP Debates Continue to Draw Attention

December 18, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, December 15, the Republican Presidential Candidates held another Presidential Debate, this time hosted by CNN.  The Alabama Constitutional Conservatives, the Re-Elect Judge Dorothea Batiste Campaign, and the Alabama Minority GOP sponsored a GOP Presidential Debate Watching and Christmas Party at John’s Diner in downtown Birmingham.

In the debate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) went hard after Republican frontrunner, New York City businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump.  Bush said that Trump is good at one liners; but called him the, “chaos candidate.”  Bush attacked Trump for suggesting that the US should ban Muslims from entering the country while we study how to improve security.  Bush said, “The Kurds are our strongest allied fighting fore and they are Muslims.”  Governor Bush said that the U.S. needs to lead a coalition against ISIS and Trump’s policy of “Banning all Muslims will make it harder to fight ISIS.”  Jeb Bush told Trump, “You are never going to be President.”
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Bentley’s Conference Call with Obama

November 19, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, November 18, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) released a statement about a recent phone conference between the Governors who oppose President Obama’s controversial plan to resettle Syrian refugees in the United States and the President who steadfastly defends his unpopular plan.

Gov. Bentley said in a statement afterwards, “While the White House attempted to share information with Governors who have refused the relocation of Syrian refugees out of concern for their state’s security, there were few questions answered by the Obama Administration. In a letter to the President yesterday, I expressed my frustration over the lack of information provided to states on how Syrian refugees are vetted. Other Governors shared those same concerns on the call with the White House.”
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Republicans Gather To Watch Presidential Debate

November 16, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, November 10, the Jefferson County Republican Party, Alabama Minority GOP, and the Alabama Constitutional Conservatives hosted a Fox Business/Wall Street Journal Debate Watch Party at John’s City Diner in Downtown Birmingham.

The remaining Republican candidates allowed at the main debate were: New York City businessman Donald Trump; famed neurosurgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson; Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz; former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina; former Florida Governor Jeb Bush; Ohio Governor John Kasich; and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
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Armistead Reports From RNC Meeting in Boston

August 16, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Republican Party Chairman, Bill Armistead is attending the Republican National Committee meeting in Boston this week. Massachusetts (and the entire Northeast) is a region of the country where the Republican party has been losing strength for decades. The RNC hopes to turn that around in coming election cycles.

Chairman Armistead said on Facebook, “I am attending the Summer Meeting of the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Boston. Our major focus is on what we need to do – state by state – to take back the Senate in 2014 and the presidency in 2016.”
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