Zeigler asks Trump to switch Senate endorsement to Roy Moore

September 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler sent a request to President Donald Trump asking the president to switch his endorsement in Alabama’s U.S. Senate Republican runoff from Luther Strange to Judge Roy Moore.

Trump endorsed the appointed U.S. Sen. Strange in the August 15 GOP primary, but Strange finished second to former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Moore by six percentage points.

The two meet in a Sept. 26, 2017, runoff for the Republican Senate nomination.

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Five Corrections workers arrested

May 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced that a task force investigation had led to the arrest of five prison employees at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County for conspiracy to smuggle in contraband.

Department of Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn said in a statement, “After months of investigating this case, our corruption and fraud task force uncovered the bribery scheme involving correctional officers who are sworn to protect the public, but instead chose to use their position to illegally further their self-interest.”
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Trump Takes a Lead

September 19, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, September 15, 2016, Rasmussen reports that Republican nominee Donald J. Trump has taken a lead in the polls over Democratic nominee Hillary R. Clinton for the first time. Hillary had been leading throughout but concern’s about her health and lingering doubts about her ethics could possibly be changing this race.

Donald Trump has edged ahead of Clinton after trailing her by four points a week ago. According to the latest Rasmussen Reports weekly White House Watch national telephone and online survey Trump has 42 percent support to Clinton’s 40 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is getting seven percent of the vote, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein is getting two percent. Two percent support some other candidate and seven percent are undecided. Trump has led Clinton only once in this polling and that was mid July.
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Holtville High School Reverses Decision to Ban “Amazing Grace” from Band’s Play List

July 26, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, July 24, the Alabama Media Group’s Ivana Hrynkiw is reporting that Holtville High School marching band will be allowed to play the hymn “Amazing Grace” at football game half-times after all.

The School Superintendent admitted that public reaction played a role in his decision to reverse his earlier position on the controversial song. Elmore County Schools Superintendent Andre Harrison said, “After word of my decision circulated, I heard from many concerned parents, and frankly I still had reservations about my initial decision. I asked counsel to do further research on this issue and present me with options that would keep the district in legal compliance, but permit performance of one of the most iconic songs in the history of our nation.”
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Feds Help Sheriff Fight Elmore County Drug Gang

August 13, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Violent drug-dealing street gangs are a blight on this country.  Law enforcement has announced that 26 violent criminals have been convicted for their crimes and taken off the streets of Crenshaw Village, making the Elmore County community a safer place to live.

The announcement was made in a jointly written statement by U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division, Robert F. Lasky; DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris; and Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin, Sheriff of Elmore County.
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Holmes and Collier Will Be in HD 31 Republican Runoff

December 5, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Republican voters went to the polls on Tuesday in Alabama House District 31 to select who will represent them for the next 11 months.  Since none of the four candidates received 50% plus one of the vote the top two vote getters will face off again in a Republican Party Special runoff election to be held on January 28, 2014.  A special general election will likely follow on March 25th between the eventual Republican Primary winner and the Constitution Party candidate, Jeshua Screws.
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Holmes and Collier Will Be in HD 31 Republican Runoff

December 4, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Republican voters went to the polls on Tuesday in Alabama House District 31 to select who will represent them for the next 11 months.  Since none of the four candidates received 50% plus one of the vote the top two vote getters will face off again in a Republican Party Special runoff election to be held on January 28, 2014.  A special general election will likely follow on March 25th between the eventual Republican Primary winner and Constitution Party Joshua Screws.
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House District 31 Republican Primary is Today

December 3, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today Coosa and Elmore County Republicans go to the polls to select who will represent them in the the Alabama legislature over the next year.

The winner will finish the remaining term of former state Rep. Barry Mask (R), who resigned at the end of September to take a job as the CEO of the Alabama Association of Realtors.

Michael Griggs, 45, is a Tallassee attorney. Griggs told the Wetumpka Tea Party at their candidate forum that he has been practicing law for about 10 years, is a graduate of Jones School of Law and Auburn University in Montgomery. His wife of 22 years is a kindergarten teacher.  Griggs calls himself a Christian Conservative and attends the First Assembly of God Church in Tallassee where he is an associate pastor.
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House District 31 Republican Primary is Tuesday

December 2, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Four Republicans are on Tuesday’s special Republican primary ballot vying to replace state Rep. Barry Mask (R), who resigned at the end of September to take a job as the CEO of the Alabama Association of Realtors.

Mike Holmes, 71, said in a prepared statement, “I will take grassroots values to the State House.  I have been a salesman, a timber farmer, a business owner and a CEO for a multimillion dollar company.  I know how to meet a payroll and live within my means. Montgomery needs someone who will hold the line on reckless spending and ensure our State continues to get its fiscal house in order.”
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Holmes Endorsed by Gerritson

November 29, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Mike Holmes (R) campaign for House District 31 received a boost on Monday when his candidacy was endorsed by Wetumpka Tea Party President Becky Gerritson.  Holmes is running for the Elmore and Coosa County seat vacated by Representative Barry Mask (R) who resigned to take a job as the head of the Alabama Realtors Association.

Becky Gerritson is the President and founder of the Wetumpka Tea Party, which was unfairly targeted by the Obama Administration’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when they requested non-profit status.  Gerritson said, “I have known Mike for almost five years and this is what I can tell you.  Mike’s not a  politician.  He has never run for public office before but is an experienced and proven leader.”  “Mike isn’t running because he needs a new hobby he is running because he has studied the issues that face us in Alabama and he knows whats at stake.  We need a proven leader, like Mike Holmes, who is guided by his Christian values, his conservative principles and his common sense.”
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