Stacy George has a plan to turn Alabama around

June 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, June 24, 2017, The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) spoke at length with Republican candidate for Governor, Stacy George. George is a former Morgan County Commissioner, a 2014 GOP Gubernatorial candidate, and works for the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).

APR: There is a possibility that the Congress may pass some part of President Donald J Trump’s infrastructure plan, but ALDOT claims not to have any many to come up with matching dollars for Alabama to participate. What is your plan to increase funding for road repairs or will road improvements efforts simply have to be postponed?
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State Auditor announces exploratory campaign for Governor

June 21, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

State Auditor Jim Zeigler, who made a name for himself by being a harsh critic of former Governor Robert Bentley, has confirmed an exploratory campaign for Governor. Zeigler, who has served as State Auditor since 2015, will make a final decision later as he assesses a possible run in the 2018 cycle.

Zeigler’s office confirmed the existence of an official Facebook page for his exploratory campaign. The announcement this week is not the first hint that Zeigler would run for Governor.

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An Interview with Chris Countryman on his campaign for Governor

June 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Gubernatorial candidate Chris Countryman (D) recently took time to answer a series of written questions from The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about his policy positions on a number of State issues.

APR: The State is considering borrowing $800 million to build new prisons. What is your stance on that?

Countryman: “I believe, at least at this point in time, that we need to avoid borrowing money at all costs. Then we need to focus on eliminating the excessive and wasteful spending in our government and apply those funds to specific projects. Once we have generated enough revenue we should look into renovation of our prisons, along with justice reform, and then go from there.”
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NPR audience boos Jim Zeigler

June 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, June 10, 2017, NPR broadcast its “Weekend Edition Saturday” from Birmingham’s Lyric Theater. State Auditor Jim Zeigler was the only Republican invited on the show. Zeigler said afterwards that he was also the only guest interrupted and booed by the largely Democratic live audience.

Show host Scott Simon asked Zeigler if Donald Trump was good for the brand?

Zeigler replied, “Yes, he is. His base is still with him. And those that were against him are still against him. They’re a lot louder against him, but on Friday, the President proved that he is able to move forward with his agenda. He went into his infrastructure agenda and his plan to cut out some of the regulation and new projects going forward. And this can be huge for America, both businesswise and getting our infrastructure repaired. So the President’s going forward and is not going to be distracted by this issue or any other.”
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Government by default

June 12, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Currently, our State’s Governor, Chief Justice, and Attorney General were not elected to the positions they now hold.

These individuals obtained their current high status because of either scandal or corruption. Their ascendency by default is not meant to disparage these people in any way, but to highlight this unprecedented situation (As is the State’s junior U.S. Senator and an associate supreme court justice).
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Jeff Sessions has reportedly offered to resign

June 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In the 2016 Election Campaign, US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was the first member of the Senate to endorse Trump. Sen. Sessions loaned aides to the Trump campaign, appeared on stage in Mobile with Trump, when virtually every other nationally known Republican was dismissing Trump as unqualified for the office. Sessions campaigned relentlessly and Trump was effusive in his praise for the popular US Senator from Alabama. Sessions reportedly had his pick of high level cabinet posts. Trump nominated him to be US Attorney General.
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Scott Dawson to run for Governor

June 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 5, 2017, pastor Scott Dawson announced that he was running for Governor of Alabama. Staff Evangelist and Chief Development Officer for the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association

Dawson made the announcement on the Rick & Bubba radio show in Birmingham.

Show co-host Bill “Bubba” Bussey said that Dawson and he had lunch and Dawson asked him to run for Governor. Bussey said, “Scott, if you are you so passionate about it then you should do it.”
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Rick Burgess making big announcement

June 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 5, 2017 popular Greater Birmingham radio host Rick Burgess is expected to make a big announcement on his show today. Many sources expect that he will announce that he will run for Governor of Alabama in 2018.

Burgess is a Republican who is very outspoken about his Christian faith. Burgess said on the show’s website, “I want to be remembered as a GODLY man who made an impact for the Kingdom of GOD and adored his wife and children.”
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State leaders ask Trump to extend Red Snapper season by executive order

June 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, June 2, 2017, both Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) and former Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) sent letters to President Trump formally requesting that he use his Executive powers to extend the 2017 Federal Red Snapper Season.

Governor Ivey said in a statement, “Red Snapper fishing is vital to Alabamians as it is a major source of recreational enjoyment and provides great economic impact. Overreaching Federal bureaucrats have unjustly made the 2017 Red Snapper Season shorter than any season in history – that decision is simply unacceptable for Alabama.”
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Gov. Kay Ivey appoints William Sellers to Alabama Supreme Court

May 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey appointed William B. Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court as an Associate Justice.

Ivey said, “I am extremely pleased to appoint Will Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court. I cannot think of an individual who is more qualified, capable and who exemplifies the qualities of a true public servant. His conservative principles and commitment to the rule of law along with his commitment to his family, church and community are foundations that make him uniquely qualified for the position of Associate Justice.”
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