Moore files to challenge Roby in Congressional race

May 12, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A close ally of former Speaker of the House and convicted felony Mike Hubbard is running for the US House of Representatives. State Representative Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) filed FEC papers on May 2 to run against incumbent Republican US Congresswoman, Martha Roby, to represent Alabama’s 2nd congressional district.

Moore’s biggest claim to fame is that he beat felony perjury charges in a case related to Hubbard. Moore’s other significant accomplishment as a State Representative may be his ability to obtain State contracts for his business interests.
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Judge Moore not bowed by threats from DC elites, says spokesperson

May 9, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A Washington, DC campaign consulting firm recently pulled out of its contract with Judge Roy Moore after the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) threatened to blackball any shop that worked against its handpicked candidate, Senator Luther Strange. Now, conservatives in Alabama can add elite Washington, DC Republicans to the long list of those who are working to stop Moore’s political career.

“The Beltway establishment is trying to sabotage Judge Moore’s campaign, but they will fail,” said Moore’s Communications Director, Dean Young. According to Young, a very dedicated Moore supporter and well known South Alabama conservative firebrand, “I count it as a good thing. Number one, because they have identified who their candidate [Strange] is and that’s not going to play well down here.” Young added, “They must have missed the 2016 Presidential election when Alabamians overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump to drain the swamp they call home.”
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Strange’s possible campaign violations referred to Ethics Commission

May 8, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

On May 2, APR reported that the recently appointed Senator Luther Strange may have committed two major campaign finance violations; this, according to Secretary of State John Merrill. Merrill’s office has handed over its records to the Alabama Ethics Commission for investigation. The Commission it is believed will also be looking into the legality of payments made by Strange to two campaign workers.
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Some Senators condone animal abuse

April 26, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

While supporters of the Alabama Puppy Mill Project were optimistic they could get a bill to regulate the State’s backyard breeders and puppy mills through the Legislature this year, I was doubtful from the start.

That’s because too many of our lawmakers respond to lobbyists for the status quo rather than try to take Alabama toward a progressive direction.

Other states have bills that regulate puppy mills, which are, at their basic level, animal cruelty machines. Alabama does a poor job of protecting animals, and especially companion animals. Some lawmakers just don’t care: “It’s only a dog,” after all. Some simply want to win re-election, and while the bill to regulate puppy mills was popular with many Alabamians, some lawmakers are simply concerned about getting four more years. Sadly, the folks who oppose any regulation on puppy mills have much more money to give when re-election time comes than the good and decent people who just are trying to protect animals from being bred out and treated cruelly.
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Republicans divided over Etowah County “Party switchers”

April 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Public Service Commissioner Terry Dunn (R) released a statement critical of a hot dog supper tonight being hosted the Republican Executive Committee of Etowah County to, “Welcome our newest elected official members: Etowah County Circuit Clerk Cassandra “Sam” Johnson and Etowah County Revenue Commissioner Linda Barrett-Vaughan,” who switched to the Alabama Republican Party from the Alabama Democratic Party.

Commissioner Dunn told The Alabama Political Reporter that he had concerns about anyone who could run and serve as a Democrat while Barack Obama (D) was President. Dunn suggested that if Obama was not too liberal for you to switch parties then, why someone would switch now…..other than to improve their chances of being reelected in a State that is increasingly Republican as was demonstrated by the record GOP votes for Donald J. Trump (the most votes for a presidential candidate in state history). Pres. Trump also carried Etowah County by a large margin.
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In the end, Bentley could only blame himself

April 11, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

With the resignation of now former Gov. Robert Bentley, it’s best to start at the end.

Because the end explains so much about how the beginning of that end ever came to be.

That end came Monday afternoon, with all of the state’s media tucked into the old House chambers in the State Capitol building, Bentley standing before the cameras, reading a prepared statement, announcing to the people that he’s stepping down as Governor.
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Group to file State Bar complaint against Senator Strange

April 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, a group of Alabama citizens announced plans to file an official complaint to the State Bar against US Senator Luther Strange (R) today, April 6, 2017 at 11:15 am.

The groups says that they are like many Alabama citizens, the group has been deeply troubled about Sen. Strange taking Governor Robert Bentley’s appointment to US Senate.

David King said, “We have to hold our political leaders accountable. Everyone in the State knows this smells fishy. We would all cry foul if a prosecutor stopped a white collar crime investigation against a corporation, only then to take a job with the corporation.”
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Alabama Congressional Delegation condemn attacks on AG Sessions

March 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 2, 2017, members of the Alabama Congressional delegation condemns calls by Democrats for US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after it was revealed by The Washington Post that he met with the Russian Ambassador to the United States.

US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama) said, “I have not been in Washington very long, but I did not think Democrats could stoop much lower than they did during Jeff Session’s confirmation hearing. As we found out today, they can, and the hypocrisy of it is hard to stomach. For eight years, Democrats turned a blind eye to serious breaches of public trust, but they did not miss a beat in trying to undermine President Trump’s administration as it gets to work cleaning up their mess.”
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State House corruption demands a dose of preventative medicine

February 24, 2017

By State Rep. Will Ainsworth (R – Guntersville)

The Alabama Capitol Building and State House is currently suffering an epidemic of corruption, and rather than continuing to address the problem only after wrongdoing occurs, I believe it is time we implement a strong dose of preventative medicine.

That is why I have filed strict, no-nonsense term limit legislation in the Alabama House.

Consider for a moment some of the elected officials who have been convicted for abusing their offices in recent years:
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Why I fight for school choice

February 21, 2017

By Senate President Pro Tem. Sen. Del Marsh

With the election of President Donald Trump, school choice has been at the front of every discussion affecting education policy in the United States. I am pleased to say that the Alabama Legislature has been opening up choice for students and parents long before it was part of the national discussion. I am proud to have introduced sweeping legislation that allows the creation of public charter schools and the Alabama Accountability Act (AAA), which makes it easier for parents to send their children to different schools when they have no option.
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