In post-Moore Alabama, Young Alabama hopes to be a springboard for young leaders

January 9, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

A month after embattled Republican Roy Moore lost a safe Republican Senate to Democrat Doug Jones, a group of young conservatives hopes to provide a platform for young leaders, perhaps disenchanted with politics on both sides of the aisle, to speak up and get involved in the future of the state.

The founders of Young Alabama, a growing group that currently hosts a podcast and blog, also called “Young Alabama,” want to provide a seat for young people at the table in political conversations guiding the state’s path. Between hosting prominent young conservatives to media personalities, Young Alabama intends to provide an outlet for young leaders and “young-minded” leaders to bring new and bright ideas to the forefront of political discussion and debate.

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Hobson says he’s running for Congress to preserve a “safe, prosperous, and moral America”

January 8, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Roy Moore aide, Rich Hobson, said that he is running for Congress because we are in a crucial time in our history.

“I’m running because our nation is at a crucial time in history, and I want to make sure that we preserve a safe, prosperous, and moral America for our children and grandchildren,” Hobson said in a statement.

“As we have forgotten our Creator, millions of children have been aborted, our families are being ripped apart, and our children are growing up confused,” said Hobson. “There is a sense that all that America has stood for throughout our history doesn’t matter anymore. But America does matter, and I plan to work hard in this campaign to restore the values that made us great. Just like the Greatest Generation saved our country in World War II, I want to be part of the generation that fights to save our country from those who seek to destroy our values.”
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State Canvassing Board expected to certify election results Thursday

December 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Secretary of State John Merrill announced on Friday, Dec. 22, that the Alabama State Canvassing Board will meet Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office to certify the results of the 2017 Special Election for U.S. Senator.

The State Canvassing Board is the state entity that reviews and certifies the results of Alabama’s state and federal elections. This board consists of Gov. Kay Ivey, Attorney General Steve Marshall, along with Merrill.

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Moore v. Jones: This is who we are

December 12, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

So, here we are.

Roy Moore v. Doug Jones.

The race that determines … who gets to rep Alabama in the U.S. Senate for the next two years. And that’s pretty much it.

I keep hearing that this race is vitally important to the state, that it will determine who we are as a state, that it will set the state back years if Moore wins.

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This is what voting Republican has brought us

December 8, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Republicans in Alabama are confused.

In the race for U.S. Senate, the Republican Party’s candidate — the new face of the party who is receiving full support from the party coffers and an endorsement from the Republican president — is Roy Moore, a man with a suspect political history and who now faces credible allegations of child molestation.

That’s a bad choice.

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Moore communications director John Rogers leaves campaign

November 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday afternoon, the Moore Campaign confirmed reporting that John Rogers, formerly the communications director, had left the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign.

“John Rogers served as Communications Director for the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate campaign for the last several weeks and we appreciate his valuable contributions to our team. As we all know, campaigns make changes throughout the duration of the campaign, as do those working in the campaign. John made the decision to leave the campaign last Friday – any representations to the contrary are false – and we wish him well,” campaign chairman, Bill Armistead, released in a statement.

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State Sen. Bill Hightower endorses Roy Moore

October 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate campaign announced that Alabama State Sen. Bill Hightower, R-Mobile, has endorsed Moore for the United States Senate.

“Judge Roy Moore is a principled man who stands up for religious liberty and defends the Constitution,” Hightower said. “It is a privilege to endorse his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.”

“As someone who represents Alabama’s coastline, I well understand the pivotal role that defense industry companies like Austal play in our state,” Hightower continued. “As a veteran, Judge Moore appreciates the important work that defense companies do in providing jobs for Alabama’s workers and in keeping our nation safe. He will be a strong ambassador in Washington for Alabama’s values, workers, and companies.”

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Jerry Falwell Jr. endorses Judge Roy Moore

October 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Jerry Falwell Jr. announced that he has endorsed Roy Moore in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race. Falwell said that  Moore is a “proven leader” who will support President Trump’s conservative agenda.

Jerry Falwell Jr. is the president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the son of Jerry Falwell Sr. – deceased – a pastor who headed the group, the Moral Majority, that allied with Ronald W. Reagan in the 1980s. The senior Falwell founded Liberty University. Falwell called the Alabama Senate election a “pivotal moment” for President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda.

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Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee endorse Roy Moore for US Senate

October 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Judge Roy Moore (R) for U.S. Senate campaign announced that it has received the endorsements of U.S. Senators Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and Mike Lee, R-Utah.

The Moore campaign said that Sen. Rand Paul has served in the United States Senate for six years and has earned a reputation for his stalwart defense of the Constitution, limited government and fiscal conservatism.

“Judge Roy Moore has spent a lifetime defending and standing up for the Constitution while fighting for the people of Alabama. We need more people in Washington, D.C. that will stand on principle and defend the Constitution. I look forward to welcoming him to the Senate very soon,” Sen. Rand Paul said.

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Lathan is confident in the voters ahead of primary

September 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama GOP Chairman Terry Lathan is confident that voters will get behind the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate left vacant by Jeff Sessions’ appointment to U.S. attorney general.

On Thursday, former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore faced off against former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange in the first and only debate in their highly contested runoff for the U.S. Senate seat. The Republican runoff will be on Tuesday but, whether it is Moore or Strange to be elected, they will have to face Democratic nominee Doug Jones on Dec. 12.

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