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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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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Chess Bedsole is running for attorney general

July 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 6, 2017, Trump’s Alabama campaign Chairman Attorney and Criminal Court Judge Chess Bedsole announced that he was launching a campaign to receive the Republican nomination for Alabama Attorney General.
Bedsole has spent the last two years working with President Donald Trump’s campaign and then working for US Attorney General Jeff Sessions as Senior Counsel to the incoming Department of Justice.

During his time with the Sessions’ transition team, Bedsole worked to rewrite Obama executive orders and implement the policies of Trump and Sessions.
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Zeigler creates Gubernatorial fundraising committee

July 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) filed a campaign committee Tuesday to begin raising money for the 2018 Governor’s race.

Auditor Zeigler said that he was required to file because he passed the $1,000 legal threshold that requires filing due to “unsolicited campaign donations.”

Zeigler said that he is “running an exploratory campaign for the Governor’s race and will make a final decision after the special election for US Senate.”
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Brinson calls Strange “Mr. Corruption”

June 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday June 28, 2017, Republican US Senate candidate Dr. Randy Brinson called Senator Luther Strange (R) “Mr. Corruption” at a news conference in Montgomery.  Brinson claimed that Luther Strange’s actions, while Alabama Attorney General, delayed the impeachment proceeding against former Governor Robert Bentley (R) and prolonged the Bentley saga.  Brinson suggested that Strange did this in order to get the US Senate appointment from the embattled Governor of February 9, to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions who became US Attorney General.
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