Democrats claim GOP Tax Plan would hurt Alabama workers, communities

November 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the Alabama Democratic Party released a statement critical of the recently released House GOP tax plan that passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier that day.

“House Republicans voted today to increase taxes on middle class families and provide massive giveaways to billionaires and wealthy corporations. While Senate Republicans debate their tax plan in committee, the latest edition calls for permanent tax breaks for the richest, paid for by cutting health care and other programs Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and education that working Alabama families rely on every day,” the Alabama Democratic Party wrote.

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Moore campaign says Doug Jones would be a disaster for our armed forces

November 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign Manager Bill Armistead said that Moore’s opponent, “Doug Jones would be a disaster for our armed forces.”

“In 2012, Doug Jones was a proud delegate to the national Democratic convention in Charlotte that nominated Barack Obama for a second term as president. During the Obama administration, the United States military was severely hollowed out with the support of people like Doug Jones,” the Moore campaign charged in a statement.

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Jackson County coroner switches to Republican Party

October 20, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

The Jackson County GOP recently welcomed former Democrat Coroner John David Jordan as a member of the Republican Party.

Jackson County Republican Party Chairman Allen Keller made the following statement regarding the new GOP member.

“The Jackson County Republican Party is pleased to announce that Coroner John David Jordan, former Democrat, was voted into the Republican Party during our meeting on September 21,” Keller said. “John David is a fine man and has an excellent reputation as coroner. We are so excited to have him on board as a Republican!”

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Moore Campaign responds to Washington Post articles on Foundation for Moral Law

October 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Bill Armistead, the Chairman for the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign accused the reporters from the Washington Post of sleazy tactics and innuendo in the recent story related to Moore and the Foundation for Moral Law.

“The story was full of all of the same distortions and innuendos that characterized past political attacks on Judge Moore,” Armistead said.  “Judge Moore is man of impeccable character who served our country during a time of war in Vietnam and is a true patriot who does not back down from those who violate our constitution.  He has always served with integrity and according to the highest ethical standards.”
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Audri Scott Williams announces run for Congressional District 2

October 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, September 30, 2017, Audri Scott Williams, Global Trustee for URI (United Religions Initiative) announced that she was running as a Democrat for Alabama’s Second Congressional Seat in 2018.  That seat is currently held by U.S. Representative Martha Roby, R-Montgomery.

Williams said in a statement, “I’m running because we’ve been neglected by politicians who’ve placed party interests before public interests.  We’ve been neglected by those in power who looked away from the lost factories and underpaying jobs, who turned a blind eye to rising premiums and the return of preexisting conditions, who let our veterans languish in conditions that are beneath their service, and who’ve normalized the lack of accountability in Washington.“

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Major Party qualifying has closed in House District 4 and Senate District 26

October 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Republican Party announced that it has closed candidate qualifying for both Alabama House of Representatives District 4 and Senate District 26 on Tuesday, October 10 at 5:00 p.m. Senate District 26 represents Montgomery County and House District 4 represents Limestone and Morgan counties.

The following individuals qualified to run in the special Republican Primary for the House District 4 seat: Tom Fredricks; Parker Duncan Moore; and Tom Willis
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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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Crenshaw County Republican Party welcomes new elected officials

October 5, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

(Update Thursday, October 5 at 8:05 pm the below event that was scheduled for Friday has been cancelled, and has not yet been rescheduled.)

The Crenshaw County Republican Executive Committee recently welcomed two former Democrat elected officials to the ALGOP: Commissioner Michelle Stephens and Commissioner Merrill Sport.

Crenshaw County Republican Party Chairman William Rayborn made the following statement regarding the new Party members: “The Crenshaw County Republican Executive Committee is excited to welcome Commissioner Michelle Stephens and Commissioner Merrill Sport to the Alabama Republican Party. We look forward to working with this exciting duo of commissioners. Additionally, we look forward to the leadership of our first female Republican commissioner. Both our county and state party members take this opportunity to welcome Mrs. Stephens and Mr. Sport and support their efforts to uphold the values we all share.”

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Worley opposes the Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson repeal bill

September 20, 2017

 By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the Alabama Democratic Party released a statement in which they said that, “The Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson bill would sabotage our health care system, gut Medicaid, increase costs, and strip health care away from millions of Americans.”

“Democrats believe health care is a right, not a privilege,” Nancy Worley, chairwoman of the Alabama Democratic Party, said in a statement. “And as Republicans try to take health care away from working families, Alabamians will suffer under the Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson bill.  This harmful bill will end Medicaid as we know it, cancel tax credits that help families afford health insurance, and eliminate subsidies that reduce out-of-pocket costs for working families. Republicans need to listen to the Alabamians they represent and join Democrats in their efforts to improve our health care system.”

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An interview with Senate candidate Robert Kennedy

August 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 4, 2017, The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) had an in depth conversation with US Senate Candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. (D).  Kennedy is running in the Democratic Party Special Election Primary for the Senate seat vacated when Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) was confirmed as Attorney General.

APR asked: The VA scandal exposed the fact that most federal employees can not be fired, even for incompetence. Should that change?

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