ALGOP Steering Committee calls for Bentley’s resignation

April 10, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Republican Party’s Steering Committee has joined the chorus of state leaders calling for Gov. Robert Bentley’s immediate resignation over the fallout from his relationship with a former top political adviser.

The party’s 21-member main governing body passed a resolution Sunday night calling for Bentley to step down from his office. The party’s call follows similar demands from State Republican leaders last week, including House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, R-Madison, and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston.

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GOP lawmakers become “36 percenters”

April 5, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

President Reagan once ominously remarked, “The nine most dangerous words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

Rep. Bob Fincher (R-Woodland) is sponsoring a Constitutional Amendment in the House that would cap “certain” loans at 36 percent interest, which reads in part, “No person should be subject to unconscionable interest rates authorized by government regulation. No church, charity, or community foundation should bear the burden of providing financial assistance because government-approved loan products are proven to be exploitive.”
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Alabama: the final resting place for facts

January 10, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

President Obama has been an unmitigated disaster for America.

We don’t know much in Alabama, but we know the above statement is true. Or, I guess I should say, the majority of the voters in this State know that statement to be true.

Flip on a conservative talk radio show. Scroll through the Facebook timeline of your conservative Alabama friend. Engage the average Alabamian in a political conversation. Read More

Latest Poll After Trump Tape Release

October 10, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—New polling data reveals that public support for Donald Trump has declined slightly since The Washington Post released a video showing Donald Trump making vulgar, sexual comments in 2005.

A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll is the first national survey to test voters’ opinions after the video became public last Friday afternoon. 74 percent of Republicans say the leaders of the GOP should stand by Trump. 41 percent of Republicans say they would be more likely to support a candidate who continues to back the real estate mogul. These numbers seem to reflect the general mood in Alabama, where Trump’s supporters have flooded social media sites in defense of the Republican nominee.
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Bussman, Brewbaker Resign From Senate Caucus

August 23, 2016

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Senator Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) and Senator Paul Bussman (R-Cullman) have resigned from the Alabama Senate Republican Caucus.

On Monday, Brewbaker confirmed the information with the Alabama Political Reporter by phone interview, Bussman confirmed via text message that they both had resigned from the Caucus.

“I am still a member of the GOP. I have not left the Party, just the Caucus,” said Brewbaker. “It was so important to the Leadership to get a vote on that first lottery bill that they were willing to have Democrats sign the cloture petition to force a vote and that was a terrible bill. I was just astounded by that.”
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Alabama Democratic Party Looking For HD 79 Candidate

July 4, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 1, there are five Republicans already running to fill the seat vacated by disgraced former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, but no Lee County Democrat has come forward to run for the seat. If Democrats are ever going to break the Republican Party’s iron grip on power in Alabama, they are going to have to first find competent people who are willing to come out of the shadows and admit they are Democrats by running as Democrats.
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Trump Can’t Win Over This Woman

May 10, 2016

By Elizabeth BeShears

Much to do has been made over the last several days in the wake of Donald Trump’s evident coronation as the GOP’s 2016 nominee about how he has a lot of ground to make up with certain groups.

Hispanics, Latinos, and African Americans are deemed unreachable due to his previous statements on race and the perception, fair or not, of the Republican party’s recent history with minority groups.
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The Artist Cher Nailed It Long Ago

April 28, 2016

 

By Jack Campbell

When recording artist Cher released the hit “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” in 1971, she never envisioned that song would characterize the leadership of the GOP in Alabama some 45 years later. Even the people who are not historically tuned in to current affairs realize our state Party is headed for a disastrous future, plagued by public officials who are tainted by greed, extramarital sex, thievery, and secret, backroom deals.
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Sessions Elected Chair of Alabama’s GOP Convention Delegation

April 12, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Saturday, April 9, US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was elected to Chair the Alabama GOP delegation headed to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said, “Super ALGOP RNC Delegation meeting today in Montgomery. Selected Senator Jeff Sessions as our delegation chairman for Cleveland. With 8 committee members elected, first step done. Next up: election of alternate delegates on May 21. Anyone interested may find info at www.algop.org elections resource page. Qualifying opens Monday. Here we go! We want our nation back! In for the win!”
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Richard Shelby Wins Primary Fight

March 2, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, March 1, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) steamrolled a crowded list of GOP challengers to take the Alabama Republican Party nomination for US Senate. The Associated Press called the outcome at 9:30 p.m., but that had more to do with problems with the Secretary of State’s website than with any real suspense.

Sen. Shelby said in a statement, “I am honored that the people of Alabama have once again trusted me to be the Republican nominee for the United States Senate. Serving as your Senator is a privilege and responsibility that I do not take lightly, and I will continue to stand up against big government for all Alabamians and Americans. Tonight’s victory would not be possible without the countless volunteers and supporters who worked to help me advance our conservative message across the state. I am grateful for each and every vote I received today, and I look forward to continuing the conservative fight in the General Election.”
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