GOP chair warns Republican office-holders against supporting write-in candidates

November 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Republican Party

Sunday, Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan told the Alabama Political Reporter that she has not even heard of any GOP elected official or candidate that is even considering running as a write-in candidate against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, and Lathan warned GOP officials and candidates not to endorse Doug Jones or a write-in campaign.

“It would be a serious error for any current elected GOP official or candidate to publicly endorse another party’s candidate, an independent, a third party or a write in candidate in a general election as well,” Lathan said. “I have heard of no GOP elected official or candidate that is even considering this option.”

Read More

Mac Watson announces write-in Senate campaign

November 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 9, 2017, businessman Mac Watson announced that he was offering a third option for dissatisfied voters in Alabama Senate Special Election.

“Alabama needs new blood in politics,” Watson said.  “Simply going to the polls to ‘vote against the other guy’ is not what our great country was founded on, it is not how our forefathers wanted the power of voting to be used. We don’t need leaders in government. We need people that listen to the people that pay their salaries – citizens. Let’s do something in Alabama in December.”

Read More

Moore says there is too much disparity for a debate

November 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore told reporters that there is too much disparity between he and his opponent and between the two parties for there to be a debate.

Moore said, “There’s a great disparity between the two parties’ positions, between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.  Not only on social issues, such as the acknowledgment of God, we need to have God back in our platforms, but also because there’s a great disparity in fiscal issues, Obamacare for example. I’m for repealing Obamacare, but also repealing the McCarran-Ferguson Act to allow the free enterprise system to take the place of the government-controlled health care system. My opponent is for increase of Obamacare and increase of government control. There’s great disparity.”

Read More

Jason Childs is running for Governor as a Democrat

November 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Democratic Primary is heating up with multiple candidates appealing to Alabama liberals for the Democratic nomination.  One of these is Jason Childs.

Childs said in a statement, “Six years ago I founded Center for Progress in Alabama, a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization. Our goal was simple, fight to protect the hard working folks of the state we all love. I have traveled to 48 states and I can tell you that there is not a better place to live, work, or do business than right here in Alabama. We are home to the hardest working and most good hearted people you can find, and they deserve better than what they have been getting from Montgomery.”

Read More

State Rep. Will Ainsworth holds on to fundraising lead in Lieutenant Governor race

November 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The race for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor is highly competitive with no clear front runner as the candidates all work on establishing name recognition with voters.

The candidates all reported competitive fundraising in October.  Will Ainsworth, Rusty Glover, and Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh have all declared that they are running for the office in the 2018 Republican Primary.

State Rep. Will Ainsworth, R-Guntersville, had a beginning balance coming into October of $1,058,437.65.  Ainsworth reported cash contributions of $45,075.  Ainsworth reported expenditures of $15,2034.79 and line of credit expenditures of $1,336.96 for an ending balance of $1,088,277.86.

Read More

Rusty Glover endorses US Senate candidate Roy Moore

November 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, November 6, 2017, state Senator Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, announced that he has endorsed Roy Moore in the Alabama special election for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions.

“Judge Roy Moore is a principled leader who will be a strong supporter of President Trump’s America First agenda,” Glover said. “The American economy is slowly recovering from the Obama malaise, unemployment is ticking downwards, and more and more job opportunities are opening up for workers. We need a senator in Washington who will support tax reform for American businesses and families, and keep up the forward-momentum of our economy.”

Read More

Kay Ivey continues to lead in fundraising battle

November 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) continues to lead the field in campaign fundraising ahead of the 2018 primary.  The Governor closed October with a reported ending balance of $1,616,029.87 in her campaign account, more than any of her competitors, from either major party, for the state’s highest office.

Gov. Ivey reported raising cash contributions in October of $391,146.24.  Her campaign spent just $62,985.64 in October.

Read More

Jones falls behind, new poll gives Moore 17-point lead

November 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Politico reported that in the latest poll in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race, Roy Moore holds a 17 point lead over Democrat Doug Jones.

The new poll by Axis Research taken from October 24 through October 26, 2017, focused on likely special election voters in Alabama.

The President of Axis Research Brenda Gianiny said in a statement, “We see a race that is looking less and less competitive for Democrat Doug Jones.”

Read More

“Embarrassment” statement is just latest Jones gaffe

October 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, the Democratic nominee for Senate Doug Jones reportedly said, “I’m tired of Alabama being an embarrassment around the country.”

Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead pounced on that comment.

“Alabama needs a senator in Washington who is proud of this state, someone who will be a strong ambassador for Alabama,” Armistead said. “We don’t need an Obama-like senator who goes on an apology tour for Alabama like President Obama did for America. Doug Jones’ comments are reminiscent of the condescending remarks made by Barack Obama about people who bitterly cling to their guns and religion.”
Read More

Ron Bishop runs write-in campaign for Senate

October 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, the Executive Committee of The Libertarian Party of Alabama selected Ron Bishop of Irondale, Alabama, to represent the party as a write-in candidate for the upcoming special election for the U.S. Senate.

Bishop formally announced his candidacy at the Whistle Stop Festival on Saturday, September 30 in Irondale.

“Alabama has the most restrictive ballot access laws in the nation. The Democrats and Republicans are attempting to keep the Libertarians off of the ballot, but the voters of Alabama can write us back on it by writing in Ron Bishop for the U.S. Senate,” said Josh Tuttle, LPA chairman.

Read More

© Copyright 2017 Alabama Political Reporter