2,787 donors fund Roy Moore campaign

July 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 14, 2017, the Roy Moore for US Senate campaign ​announced their fundraising numbers for the second quarter.

During the second quarter, the Moore campaign raised $305,612.60 from 2,787 donors. The vast majority of these donations came from small dollar donors, with 91 percent of donations received being under $100.00.

Chief Justice Moore said, “This race isn’t going to be decided by a Washington lobbyists cutting big checks. It is going to be decided by the retired veteran sending in $50 from his Social Security check. By the single mom who wants to see Alabama’s economy grow so she can her children a better life and goes online to give $25. This is going to be won by the people of Alabama. NOT the swamp dwellers of Washington.”
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Brinson says Brooks’ trying to manipulate Christian voters

July 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Republican US Senate candidate Dr. Randy Brinson said that US Representative Mo Brooks’ (R-Huntsville) latest campaign commercial is a ploy to make voters believe his candidacy is supported by President Trump.

Dr. Brinson said in a statement, “This is just another example of Mo Brooks saying what he thinks will get him elected. In February, 2016, he went on MSNBC the day before the Super Tuesday primaries and said ‘a lot of people who have supported Donald Trump, they are going to regret having done so, because you’re going to find that on a significant number of those issues (including border security), Donald Trump is not going to do what people think he’s going to do.’ Mo Brooks then went on to call the President a ‘serial adulterer’ and said ‘I don’t support people who support adultery.’”
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Democrats continue to target Martha Roby

July 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, July 11, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released yet another attack on US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) whom they have identified as potentially vulnerable in the 2018 election. This time the comments regard Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner (Trump’s son-in-law and trusted adviser) and then-Trump Campaign manager Paul Manafort’s meeting with a Russian attorney who was connected to the Russian government concerning the sharing of information about Democratic Presidential campaign nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Brooks to read King James Bible until a wall with Mexico is funded

July 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Donald Trump ran for President promising to build a wall on America’s southern border in order to stop the flow of illegal aliens and drugs coming up from South America. The American people voted for Trump and his wall but the Republican controlled Senate has been reluctant to pass Trump’s agenda, preferring to leave in place, archaic rules that allow the Democratic minority to effectively block all of the President’s Legislative agenda.
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Chess Bedsole is running for attorney general

July 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 6, 2017, Trump’s Alabama campaign Chairman Attorney and Criminal Court Judge Chess Bedsole announced that he was launching a campaign to receive the Republican nomination for Alabama Attorney General.
Bedsole has spent the last two years working with President Donald Trump’s campaign and then working for US Attorney General Jeff Sessions as Senior Counsel to the incoming Department of Justice.

During his time with the Sessions’ transition team, Bedsole worked to rewrite Obama executive orders and implement the policies of Trump and Sessions.
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Rogers reacts to Supreme Court decision on President’s travel ban

June 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court struck down, in part, the preliminary injunction against President Trump’s Terrorist Travel Ban. US Representative Mike Rogers (R-Saks) supports the decision.

Congressman Rogers wrote in a statement, “Today the Supreme Court rightly allowed most of President Trump’s plan to secure America from Islamic extremists to go into effect. I am confident President Trump will prevail on the merits of the case when it is heard in the high court’s October term.”
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Attorney General Steve Marshall joins Trump to block funding to Sanctuary cities

June 19, 2017

By Sam Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama’s Attorney General Steve Marshall announced on Friday that he will join a 10-state coalition in defending Trump’s Executive Order to block funding to Sanctuary cities.

“Sanctuary cities, jurisdictions that prohibit or impede the enforcement of federal immigration laws, not only defy the rule of law but also hinder the ability of Law Enforcement to effectively protect the public,” Marshall said in a press release. “Such cities also pose harm to other areas by providing a refuge for criminal illegal aliens who commit crimes out of state.”
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Jeff Sessions denies “appalling and detestable” Russian allegations

June 14, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON — Less than a week after the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, Attorney General, and former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions sat in the same chair as the former law enforcement official and delivered a somewhat different set of what he said were facts, defending himself and the Trump camp from what has amounted to a near ceaseless onslaught of new reports and allegations.

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Reformers doomed Payday Lending Bill

June 1, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The sponsor of a Payday Lending Reform Bill was shocked to watch as those reformers he was trying to help sabotaged the Legislation. For the past several Legislative Sessions, State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville) has worked to bring about, what he considered, meaningful reform to Payday Lending. Garrett joined with the Southern Poverty Law Center, Alabama Arise, and others to push further lending reform. But, rather than accept the compromise bill that Garrett worked so diligently to pass, the SPLC and Alabama Arise backed a filibuster in the Senate and doomed all of his efforts.
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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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