Strange faces off against Moore in first and only debate

September 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, Roy Moore and Luther Strange finally faced in a debate in Montgomery.

The Lincoln-Douglas style debate had no actual moderator and did not really have much disagreement on the actual issues.  The two Republican Senate candidates both enthusiastically support President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda; but the two men clearly do not like each other.

Sen. Strange, R-Ala., stated early in the debate, “The President supports me,” and reiterated that point throughout his performance.  Strange said that the president will be at a rally with him in Huntsville on Friday and that Vice President Mike Pence also supports him and will be in Alabama on Monday before the election.

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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, the gun rights group Alabama Second Amendment and U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., all announced their endorsements of Roy Moore in the Republican Senate runoff race.

“I have known and worked with Judge Roy Moore for the last 20 years,” Butts said. “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.

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Congressman Andy Harris and former GOP presidential candidate Gary Bauer endorse Moore

September 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the Moore for Senate Campaign announced two more high profile endorsements when U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., and former GOP candidate for President Gary Bauer both endorsed Roy Moore for U.S. Senate.

Harris said in a statement, “Washington needs to be shaken up, and I can’t think of a better man to do that than Judge Roy Moore. He will bring not only principle to the senate, but also a backbone of steel. I am proud to endorse him.”

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Former Senate candidate Randy Brinson endorses Roy Moore

September 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, former U.S. Senate candidate and President of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, Dr. Randy Brinson (R), endorsed Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate runoff election on September 26.

Dr. Randy Brinson said in a statement, “As an Alabamian, as a veteran and as a Christian, I fully support and endorse Judge Roy Moore to represent the people of Alabama as our next US Senator. Judge Moore is going to Washington to fight corruption and back room deals, while his opponent Luther Strange got to Washington because of a backroom deal. The choice for Alabama is simple; if you support the Washington status quo, vote for Strange. If you support true conservatives who will get President Trump’s agenda passed, vote for Moore.”

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John Giles endorses Roy Moore

August 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 3, 2017, the Judge Roy Moore for US Senate campaign announced the endorsement of business leader, conservative activist, and past President of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, John Giles.

Former Christian Coalition Giles said, “Judge Roy Moore is a proven, tried and tested principled man of character.  The judge is the perfect candidate for this job because he is Jeff Sessions on steroids.  He will stand up for the values of Alabama and will never bow or be drawn into the mire of the Washington establishment.”
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Alabama Democratic Conference endorses Doug Jones for Senate

August 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, July 29, 2017, the Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC) met in a Special Session on Saturday and screened all the candidates for US Senate in the August 15, Democratic Primary.  The ADC announced that they are endorsing former US Attorney Doug Jones.

The ADC said in their statement that all the candidates were allowed to make their presentation to persuade the committee why they should be endorsed.
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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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Mo Brooks says McConnell should resign

July 31, 2017

 By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 28, 2017, Congressman and US Senate Candidate Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) suggested that if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) be replaced as Majority Leader if he fails to pass a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (commonly called Obamacare) and urged the Senate to work through the August recess if necessary to get something done.

US Representative Brooks said, “Last night the Senate failed the American people.  The failure was complete, from top to bottom.  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell failed at the top.  Luther Strange, the Senate’s newest member, failed at the bottom.”
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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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At 100-day mark, Gov. Kay Ivey’s approval rating soars

July 19, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Ahead of her 100th day in office as Alabama’s Chief Executive, a new approval poll shows that Governor Kay Ivey is one of the most popular Governors in the country.

A Morning Consult poll conducted from April 1 to July 10, the results of which were released Tuesday, lists Ivey as the sixth most popular Governor in the country, touting a 64-percent approval rating. Her disapproval rating of 13 percent is also the lowest of all 50 governors.

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