ADC endorses attorney Fred Bell in Senate District 26 race

December 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Democratic Conference convened a screening committee in Montgomery and voted to endorse Attorney Fred Bell in the Democratic primary special election for Senate District 26 on Tuesday.

Bell is a Montgomery city councilman representing Council District 6 in southeast Montgomery.

Chairman of the ADC, Joe Reed, said that Bell has been an Alabama Education Association attorney and has an exemplary record as a public servant.

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The ADC Convention is Oct. 13 and 14

October 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter 

The 2017 Alabama Democratic Conference convention will be held on Oct. 13 and 14 in Hoover at the Hyatt Wynfrey Hotel at the Galleria.

“Conceding red outvoted blue two-to-one in their respective U.S. Senate primaries in August, the Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC) convenes October 13-14th at the Hyatt Wynfrey in Birmingham to prepare members to prove to Alabama voters that Democratic candidates are their best choice for making affordable quality healthcare, good paying jobs, safe neighborhoods, superior public education and accountable public servants are stables in their political diet,” the ADC said in a statement.

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Alabama Media Professionals host National Federation of Press Women in Birmingham

September 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Media Professionals will be hosting the National Federation of Press Women’s Annual Conference in Birmingham on September 7, 8 and 9, 2017.

AMP President Mary Wimberley said in a statement, “It’s time! The National Federation of Press Women’s Annual Conference comes to Birmingham September 7-9. A team of Alabama Media Professionals members has worked toward this event since about 2014, beginning with Elaine Hobson Miller’s vision for AMP to be a host affiliate.”

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Top Democrats Continue Public Feud

November 1, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama House Minority Leader Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) has made waves in Alabama political circles by calling for the Chairwoman of the Alabama Democratic Party, Nancy Worley, and the head of the Alabama Democratic Conference, Joe Reed, to step down.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, the Chair of the Alabama Democratic Reform Caucus (ADRC), Sheila Degan Gilbert, wrote in a statement, “Recent comments by State Representative Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) have again brought forth the need for a more energetic Alabama Democratic Party. One cannot effectively defend the lack of action by our Party during the past several months. The Republican leader of each branch of government in Alabama has been under attack in the courts or in legislative impeachment committees. The Speaker of the State House of Representatives and the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court no longer hold office. The Governor is being investigated. Yet our State Democratic Party has been almost silent.”
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Craig Ford Calls on Joe Reed and Nancy Worley to Resign

October 19, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 18, Alabama House Minority Leader Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) called on powerful Democratic Party boss Joe Reed and Chairwoman Nancy Worley both to step down as the leaders of the Alabama Democratic Party.

State Representative Ford said in a statement on Facebook, “I appreciate the service of our party’s leaders, but it’s time for Joe Reed and Nancy Worley to step down.”

There is a lot of discussion about Ford being the Democratic Party’s candidate for Governor in the 2018 election. Ford is the most powerful Democratic legislator in the Alabama House of Representatives; but given the Republican super majority, being the most powerful Democrat has a lot of limitations.
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Former ALEA Chief Files Civil Suit

April 19, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Chief, Spencer Collier, wants a Montgomery Circuit Court jury to decide what he is owed for his wrongful termination. He also wants them to hear how Gov. Robert Bentley, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, his replacement Stan Stabler, and others, defamed his character when they “maliciously published numerous false and defamatory statements accusing Collier of misusing State funds, and that ALEA was conducting a ‘criminal investigation’ of Collier,'” according to the lawsuit filed today.
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Hubbard Pre-Trial Rescheduled

April 1, 2016

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—On Thursday, Judge Jacob Walker, III, granted a motion for the continuance of Speaker Mike Hubbard’s pre-trial conference date, to April 20 at 9:00 am.

On Wednesday, Hubbard’s defense asked for a continuance of the April 15 pre-trial date, set in an order by Walker earlier this week.

Hubbard asked for a continuance to the week following the date set by Walker claiming, that Bill Baxley and David McKnight have a conflicting trial schedule for the week of April 11. They asked that the court date be rescheduled to either April 20, 21 or 22.
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