Brinson: “This election has been as much about scandal as it has been about issues.”

August 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday August 9, 2017, US Senate candidate Dr. Randy Brinson (R) was critical of Senator Luther Strange (R).

Brinson said, “It has been an interesting year in Alabama politics. … This election has been as much about scandal as it has been about issues.”

Brinson criticized Strange, “From his shady appointment to his shady contributions and campaign finance violations similar to what Gov. Bentley was convicted of.”  “Sadly it looks like the Alabama Ethics Commission will not be doing its duties at least before the election.”

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Brinson says he was not paid by Christian Coalition of Alabama

August 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, August 7, 2017, US Senate Candidate Dr. Randy Brinson (R) announced that he was releasing tax filings from the Christian Coalition of Alabama showing that he took no salary from that organization during his tenure as its Head.

Brinson said that he is releasing these records due to questions which have been raised over fellow candidate Roy Moore’s remuneration from The Foundation for Moral Law between 2005 and 2013.
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Republican candidates forum in Trussville

August 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The last Republican candidate forum before the August 15th Special Primary was held on Sunday afternoon at the new Sheepdog Firearms facility on Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville.

Bryan Peeples, Dr. Randy Brinson, Congressman Mo Brooks, and Luther Strange participated.  The other candidates had previously scheduled commitments.

Sen. Luther Strange said that he was honored to take the seat of Jeff Sessions, whom he called a friend and a mentor.
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Zeigler Says Strange is campaigning for low information voters

July 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, July 30, 2017, State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) said that US Senator Luther Strange’s (R-Alabama) strategy for getting elected is to, “rely on millions of dollars in ads paid for by Washington insiders to sway low-information voters.”

Zeigler asked, “If you were appointed by disgraced former Gov. Bentley, who you were supposed to be investigating, how would you try to be elected in Alabama’s US Senate primary?”  Zeigler’s answer: “Temporary Sen. Luther Strange is doing it this way: He is counting on millions of dollars in ads paid for by Washington Insiders to sway ‘low-information voters.’”
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Brooks disputes poll showing Luther Strange leads race

July 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Politico Pro is reporting that Senator Luther Strange (R) has taken a seven point lead over his competition in the Special Republican primary to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) who vacated the seat to become US Attorney General.

The poll was conducted by Montgomery based Cygnal, which has said that the poll was not meant to be made public.  According to the poll, Sen. Strange after spending vast sums on political advertising, is now the preferred candidate of 33 percent of likely Republican Primary voters.  Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore (R) is poling at 26 percent.  US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), who has been subject to massive negative advertising in the last two weeks charging that he is not supportive of President Donald J. Trump (R) and has faded to just 16 percent of the vote.  Author Mary Maxwell was in fourth at five percent tied with Dr. Randy Brinson.  State Senator Trip Pittman (R-Montrose) has just two percent.
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Brooks accuses Strange of prosecutorial misconduct

July 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 24, 2017, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) was in in Pell City meeting with the St. Clair County Republican Executive Committee.  Rep. Brooks said that when this campaign started he said that he would focus just on the issues unless he was attacked.

Since then Senator Luther Strange (R) and his allied PACs have spent a fortune on negative ads attacking Brooks.  Brooks said, “I have come under attack from one of them so the gloves are off.”
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Peeples says that he will fight for education

July 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 2017, US Senate candidate Bryan Peeples (R) said on social media, “If you want someone to fight for you, your children, and their children, and all the rights of all the citizens, then get behind a frustrated citizen who will fight the hard fight for the people.”

Peeples said in his statement, “I believe I bring a modern perspective to educational needs. I was a transient child due to my father being a part of corporate America in the 80’s and 90’s economic boom. I can with out a doubt describe the differences in needs between the states and can attest to the poor options this State has. I am a firm believer of the 10th Amendment but there needs to be standards and regulations in place to protect the services rendered, bought, or used. Not all counties or cities have the funds necessary to provide quality education to it’s youth and as you mentioned they can find funds for their coaches but not the healthcare or curriculum needs. Our State constantly pulls from the education fund in order to resupply the general fund. The laws we have in this state do not promote growth at any level and only seek to keep those in power in power. It is frustrating to me that we have this conversation over and over and Alabama constantly ranks in the bottom 5 nationally. We can do better and have to do better for our youth.”
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Doug Jones says Sessions did the right thing

July 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 20, 2017, Democratic candidate for US Senate Doug Jones said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) did the right thing and the President was wrong; in his criticism of both the person and the office.

Former US Attorney and Democratic US Senate Candidate Doug Jones calls on all candidates to put Country over Party.  Following President Donald Trump’s statements criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the ongoing Russia investigation, Jones said in a statement, “As a former US Attorney and Prosecutor, I know how important it is to put politics aside and do the right thing no matter the consequences. While I did not support the appointment of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General, and continue to disagree with his actions on many issues, Jeff Sessions did the right thing both ethically and legally when he recused himself from the investigation in to Russians actions.”
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Strange will vote to repeal Obamacare without replacement

July 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

While the US House of Representatives was able to pass their bill to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (better known as Obamacare), the Senate rejected that bill and insisted on writing its own bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act.  By Monday night it had become obvious to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) that he did not have the votes to pass that bill.  McConnell says that the Senate will vote on a bill to simply repeal Obamacare with no replacement early next week.
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Marshall says that Alabama will not be a Sanctuary State on his watch

July 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, June 30, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) said in a letter to Alabama Republicans that, “For as long as I‘m Attorney General Alabama will not be a Sanctuary State for illegal immigrants.”

AG Marshall promises voters that, “We will crack down on illegal immigrants. I will work with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Federal Law Enforcement officials as they revive the enforcement of immigration laws across the country, including in Alabama.”
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