Justice Terry Butts, the Alabama Second Amendment, Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar endorse Roy Moore

September 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, retired Alabama Supreme Court Justice Terry Butts (R), the gun rights group Alabama Second Amendment and Congressman Paul Gosar (R) all announced their endorsements of Judge Roy Moore (R) in the Republican Senate runoff race.

“I have known and worked with Judge Roy Moore for the last 20 years. He is a man of integrity, a leader, and a constitutional scholar. Judge Moore has spent his entire life in service and now is the time for him to serve the great State of Alabama and the United States of America as our U.S. Senator,” Justice Terri Butts stated.

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Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Sean Hannity support Moore

September 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, announced his endorsement of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. This followed Wednesday’s announcement by conservative talk radio and Fox News host Sean Hannity that he also was supporting  Moore.

Jordan said in a statement, “Roy Moore will be a much-needed conservative voice in the Senate.  I know the voters of Alabama can count on him to adhere to the Constitution and always stand for the values and principles that made this nation great, and I am proud to give him my endorsement and support!”

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Meadows and Senate Conservatives Fund both endorse Moore

September 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., announced his endorsement of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. This followed a day in which Moore was endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund.

Meadows said in a statement: “I am proud to endorse Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate. The people of Alabama are seeing millions of dollars in false advertising flow into their state.  From what I know about the people of Alabama, their vote is NOT for sale. They want a strong man–a principled conservative–to send a clear message to Washington, D.C. … that his vote can’t be bought either. I look forward to working with him to advance conservative principles by repealing ObamaCare, passing real tax reform and securing our borders.”

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Holtzclaw will challenge Brooks in the Republican primary

August 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, State Senator Bill Holtzclaw (R-Madison) announced that he will run for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District in the 2018 Republican Primary.  Incumbent Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) has already announced that he will seek re-election to a fifth term.  This will set up a highly contested primary race between the two well known Republicans.

Sen. Holtzclaw said in a statement on social media, “I still believe in the American Dream, because I’m living it. I was orphaned at birth, and lived in a United Methodist Children Home until age 5 when I was taken in by a loving family that raised me as their own. I enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served 20 years on active duty, including service in the Gulf War and Somalia. I married my high school sweetheart 32 years ago, and we’ve raised two wonderful daughters. After retiring from the Marine Corps I worked at NASA and served my community on the Madison City Council and later as a Senator in the Alabama State Legislature. Together we can rekindle the American Dream and make America great again. I’m asking you for another opportunity to serve; to serve as your Congressman for the 5th District.”
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Strange said Senate may change House Healthcare Act “a lot”

May 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, May 7, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama) said that the Senate is going to change the American Health Care Act that recently passed out of the US House of Representatives.

Sen. Strange said that in the US Senate, the bill will change and, “Well, it could be a lot. We are now analyzing what the House did.” Sen. Strange called the House bill, “A first step.”
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More fallout from the failure of Trumpcare/Ryancare

March 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, March 24, 2017, the Republican controlled House of Representatives failed to pass the American Health Care Act after promising supporters that political world is still trying to figure out what this means for healthcare and politics moving forward.

US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) supported the bill. On Monday, Congresswoman Roby emailed her constituents, “A lot has happened since I last emailed. You’ve probably been following the House of Representatives’ progress to repeal and replace Obamacare. Last week Republicans had a great opportunity to deliver on a promise we’ve made to the American people for seven years. I’m really disappointed that the American Health Care Act (ACHA) was withdrawn and that I did not have a chance to be a voice for the people I serve.”
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Obamacare repeal and replacement postponed

March 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 23, 2017, the US House of Representatives was supposed to vote on the American Health Care Act to replace the unpopular Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The vote did not happen when it became apparent that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) did not have the votes to pass the legislation, that both he and President Donald J. Trump are urging Congress to pass.
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Brooks to vote against Healthcare plan

March 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 23, 2017, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the House plan to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. No Democrats are expected to vote for the American Health Care Act, so keeping as many Republican votes as possible is essential to passage.

US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) announced on Wednesday, “I will vote against the House GOP healthcare/welfare plan this week because it does not deliver on the promise I made to Alabamians to deliver a clean repeal of Obamacare. Instead, this legislation creates a huge new welfare program. Over the long haul that’s going to result in either higher premiums, higher taxes, or greater deficit and debt that’s going to burden our economy for decades to come.”
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Roby supports American Health Care Act

March 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) voiced her support for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and called on her fellow House conservatives to keep their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

In a speech from the House floor, Congresswoman Roby said “I’ve heard from countless constituents negatively impacted by Obamacare, and in response, I made a promise – the same promise President Trump and every conservative in Congress has made over and over: give us the majority in the House and Senate, give us a Republican in the White House, and we will repeal Obamacare and replace it with reforms that work.
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Palmer votes against American Health Care Act

March 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 16, 2017, US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) was one of three Republicans on the House Budget Committee to vote against the American Health Care Act.

Congressman Gary Palmer issued the following statement: “We have one opportunity to answer the healthcare crisis the American people are facing. In my opinion, the current bill does not answer this crisis. I voted against the American Health Care Act in the Budget Committee because the promises of changes in the future are insufficient. Now that the bill has been reported out of committee, I will continue to work for the changes that are necessary to ensure Medicaid is a viable and affordable program to provide healthcare to the people who need it most. In that regard, I believe block granting Medicaid to the states and requiring work for able-bodied working age adults are essential to achieving this objective. I look forward to working with my colleagues to make these and other improvements to this bill.”
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