What’s happens next in GOP Senate race?

August 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, political strategists and writers across Alabama and stretching all the way to the corridors of power in Washington, DC are still struggling to fully comprehend what just happened in Alabama’s Special Republican  Primary to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he was confirmed as US Attorney General.

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore (R) received the most votes from a crowded GOP field that included the sitting US Senator, a sitting US Congressman, one of the most powerful State Senators in Montgomery, the longtime head of the Alabama Christian Coalition, and a diverse collection of political newcomers.

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I’m dreaming of a Purple Christmas

August 17, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

I don’t know what I was expecting; I guess I’m the eternal optimist.

But Alabama Republicans again decided not to change. Not to step forward and do something exciting and new. Disgraced former Chief Justice Roy Moore and US Sen. Luther Strange are in the Republican runoff for the Senate seat once held by now-US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

As my Alabama Political Reporter colleague Josh Moon writes in a fabulous column Wednesday, “The bar was too high. So we’re going to set it on the ground.”

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Doug Jones wins Democratic Party Primary

August 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, when the Democratic Party primary field was announced most political observers recognized former US Attorney Doug Jones and a host of other candidates who were largely unknown quantities.  The polls fluctuated in the middle of the race; but when voters went to the polls on Tuesday they voted overwhelmingly for the best known candidate in the field and that was Doug Jones who dominated the field with 63.6 percent of the votes cast.

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US Senate Special Primary polls open today

August 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017: Alabamians go to the polls to select their Senator to replace Jeff Sessions who vacated the position to become US Attorney General.

The polls open at 7:00 and close at 7:00 p.m.

You may only vote at the polling place which you are assigned.

If you do not know where your polling place is go to this site:

https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do

You must bring a valid photo ID with you in order to be given a ballot.

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Carns predicts Gov. Kay Ivey will run for second term

August 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 12, 2017: State Representative Jim Carns (R-Vestavia) told the Mid-Alabama Republican Club (MARC) that he expects Governor Kay Ivey (R) to run for the position in 2018.

Jim Carns was delivering his State Legislature report to the gathered Republican activists at the Vestavia Library.  Carns said that Senate President Del Marsh (R-Anniston) recently announced that he is running for another term in the State Senate.

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US Senate candidates prepare for the people to vote

August 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017: The 16 remaining candidates for US Senate will make their final push to get voters to choose them at the polls today.

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) has been the Republican frontrunner through out this race.  On Tuesday morning, Roy Moore and his wife, Kayla, will participate in their traditional horse ride to the polls at the Gallant Fire Department.

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Alabama votes on Tuesday

August 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama voters go to the polls on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, to decide who they want to represent them in the US Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions (R) was confirmed as US Attorney General.

There are nine Republicans and seven Democrats vying for the position.

The seven Democratic candidates running in the US Senate Special Primary Election. are: Will Boyd, Vann Caldwell, Jason Fisher, Michael Hansen, Doug Jones, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Charles Nana.

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US Senate candidate Hansen responds to violence in Virginia

August 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 12, 2017: Over the past few days, neo-Nazis and White supremacists fought in a series of clashes with Black Lives Matter and Antifa members. On Saturday, an alt-right protestor drove a car into a crowd of leftist protesters killing one and injuring several.

US Senate candidate Michael Hansen (D) released a statement in response to the recent events at the University of Virginia.

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Democratic candidate Doug Jones picks up Biden endorsement

August 11, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Doug Jones continues to pick up big-name endorsements in his bid to turn Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat blue.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, on the heels of endorsements from Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis and Alabama Rep. Terri Sewell, tossed his support to Jones on Thursday.

In a statement calling Jones a “good friend,” Biden said that “Doug has spent his entire life fighting for justice.”

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell endorses Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones

August 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 4, 2017, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Selma) announced that she is endorsing Doug Jones (D) for US Senate.

US Representative Terri Sewell said, “Doug Jones shares the Democratic values that my constituents and I hold dear and he is my choice to represent Alabama in the United States Senate. His experience as a US Attorney in fighting for the most vulnerable among us demonstrates his strong commitment to being a voice for the voiceless.”

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