Moore endorsed by primary opponents

September 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Roy Moore’s campaign picked up several endorsements from former Republican primary challengers as the election draws closer.

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, endorsed Moore for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions on Saturday.

Brooks finished third in the Aug. 15, Republican primary for U.S. Senate with 19.7 percent of the vote. Moore has also been endorsed by state Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose, and former Alabama Christian Coalition President Randy Brinson who finished fourth and fifth respectively.

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State Rep. Tim Wadsworth endorses Roy Moore

September 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign announced that state Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley, had endorsed Moore in the Republican runoff.

Wadsworth said, “I’m proud to represent Winston, Walker, and Jefferson counties. In November of 2016, eighty-nine percent of Winston County voters supported Donald Trump and the county has been recognized as the most pro-Trump county in the United States. I continue to support the policies, reforms, and vision of President Trump and my district is more than ready to continue draining the D.C. swamp.”

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Reynolds “not happy” with the National Republican Senate Committee

September 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Alabama’s National Republican Committeeman Paul Reynolds told the Mid Alabama Republican Club, “I am not real happy with the NRSC at all.”

Reynolds said, “I represent the NRC, the National Republican Committee.” The Republican Governors nationwide are by and large a very good group. The NRCC, the National Republican Congressional Committee, “by and large they play ball with the NRC.”  “The NRSC [the National Republican Senate Committee] that is the Senators they don’t play ball with anybody. They act like they own everybody. The NRSC wants to tell us what we can say in our resolutions.”
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Irma’s Wake: Power outages across Alabama, evacuees’ futures uncertain

September 12, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

As Tropical Depression Irma exits Alabama, it leaves behind a bruised state with power outages, downed trees and Florida evacuees uncertain of their future.

The storm caused tropical-like winds across Eastern Alabama Monday as it moved northwestward from its landfall in Southern Florida Sunday morning.

It made landfall as a category 4 hurricane and weakened until it was a tropical storm in the panhandle of Florida. As the center of the storm crossed into Alabama around the Phenix City area, it was downgraded again to a tropical depression.

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Ginny Shaver running for House District 39

September 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Ginny Shaver announced that she is running for the Republican nomination for the Alabama House of Representatives District 39. She made the announcement amidst a crowd of supporters, friends and family in her hometown at Leesburg Day.

Shaver said, “I’m proud to be a 5th generation Alabamian, and District 39 has been our home for the past 34 years. During that time our regional political landscape has transformed to a solid conservative majority and our representation should reflect that change. President Trump was elected because the people are tired of political insiders and special interests in all levels of government. That is why I must step forward now and give the voters a clear choice and an opportunity to elect one of the people, for the people.”

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President Trump Rescinds DACA Program

September 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump  has made the decision to rescind former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program, which gave temporary protection to the children of immigrants entering the country illegally.

The administration is barring any new applications for relief after September 5, 2017, and will stop renewing the applications for renewal after March 5, 2018. Trump is delaying the end of the program for six months in order to give Congress the opportunity to pass some sort of comprehensive immigration reform. Approximately 800,000 people have signed up for the program.

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Barry Moore campaign releases poll showing that Roby is vulnerable

August 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 31, 2017, State Representative Barry Moore’s, R-Enterprise, congressional campaign released results of a poll, by WPA Intelligence, outlining what they claim is the vulnerability of incumbent Representative Martha Roby, R-Montgomery.

According to the memo released to the Alabama Political Reporter (APR) incumbent Martha Roby is viewed favorably by only thirty-three percent of Republican voters, while forty-three percent have an unfavorable view of the four-term congresswoman.

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AG candidate Sam McLure addresses Constitution Party

August 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 26, 2017, Alabama Attorney General candidate Sam McLure spoke to the Alabama Constitution Party at their summer meeting in Prattville’s Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant at Bass Pro Shop.

McLure said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer a German pastor and theologian who was killed in 1945 for opposing Nazi Germany).  If you are not willing to die for your political beliefs then get another hobby. Thievery and murder are the order of the day. Tyranny is not the greatest enemy of freedom, apathy is. I long for the day when Alabamians are more concerned about being on the wrong side of eternity rather than being on the wrong side of history.”

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War of words between ACCA and Republican Party Chairperson Terry Lathan

August 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the Alabama County Commission Association (ACCA) Board of Directors passed a resolution admonishing Alabama Republican Party Chairperson, Terry Lathan, and demanding an apology or retraction about statements she made about the Association’s longtime Executive Director, Sonny Brasfield, and ACCA’s efforts to defeat SB108, a bill that ended crossover voting in primary runoff elections.

The issue came up when the ACCA opposed Legislation during the 2017 Legislative Session banning crossover voting in party primary runoffs.  The Alabama Republican Party and Chairperson, Terry Lathan, were strongly in support of that Legislation, sponsored by State Senator Tom Whatley (R-Lee County) and carried in the House by state Representative Arnold Mooney (R-Indian Springs).  Lathan sent an enail to Republican County Commissioners explaining why the Party supported the Legislation and why she felt the ACCA was wrong in opposing it and claimed that ACCA staff were misrepresenting the facts about the Legislation.  Many in the ACCA disliked the tone of the letter and disputed the assertion that ACCA staff and Director Brasfield misrepresented the facts of the bill.

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State Auditor Jim Zeigler endorses Roy Moore

August 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 25, 2017, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) announced that he is endorsing Judge Roy Moore in the US Senate race for the seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions (R).

Auditor Zeigler said, “The contrast is clear between Bentley-appointed Senator Strange and future Senator Roy Moore. Strange is in lock-step with the Washington Insiders who own his campaign funding. Roy Moore will be committed to Alabama citizens, the Constitution, and the values on which America was founded.”

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