State Rep. Will Ainsworth holds on to fundraising lead in Lieutenant Governor race

November 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The race for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor is highly competitive with no clear front runner as the candidates all work on establishing name recognition with voters.

The candidates all reported competitive fundraising in October.  Will Ainsworth, Rusty Glover, and Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh have all declared that they are running for the office in the 2018 Republican Primary.

State Rep. Will Ainsworth, R-Guntersville, had a beginning balance coming into October of $1,058,437.65.  Ainsworth reported cash contributions of $45,075.  Ainsworth reported expenditures of $15,2034.79 and line of credit expenditures of $1,336.96 for an ending balance of $1,088,277.86.

Read More

Rogers says Trump, Congress working together to make tax code fairer, simpler

November 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, said that hard working American families deserve to take home more of their paychecks, and President Donald Trump’s tax plan will make that happen.

“As most folks across East Alabama have seen in the news lately, President Trump and Congress are working together to help make our broken tax code fairer and simpler,” Rogers said. “The House and Senate have both passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution which clears the path to start tax reform and it has been quite some time since this has happened.”

Read More

Jackson County coroner switches to Republican Party

October 20, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

The Jackson County GOP recently welcomed former Democrat Coroner John David Jordan as a member of the Republican Party.

Jackson County Republican Party Chairman Allen Keller made the following statement regarding the new GOP member.

“The Jackson County Republican Party is pleased to announce that Coroner John David Jordan, former Democrat, was voted into the Republican Party during our meeting on September 21,” Keller said. “John David is a fine man and has an excellent reputation as coroner. We are so excited to have him on board as a Republican!”

Read More

The Fall of Mike Hubbard

July 6, 2016

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
by Steve Flowers

The conviction and downfall of Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard is the political story of the year. It has not been the most profound conviction of an Alabama public official in my lifetime. We have had two governors convicted of crimes while in office and removed in fairly recent years, Guy Hunt a Republican and Don Siegelman a Democrat. Siegelman is still in federal prison in Louisiana. However, Hubbard’s trial has been the most anticipated and most dramatic.
Read More

Bentley Wants His Prisons

May 10, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In an Op-Ed at al.com, Gov. Robert Bentley signaled, that he may call a Special Session to try, once again, to pass an $800 million prison construction project. Bentley said, the massive spending project failed because, “We simply ran out of time in this Regular Legislative Session to finally address Alabama’s prison overcrowding problem.” He also wrote, “That legislation failed in the final minutes of this session. But that doesn’t mean we won’t reach that goal.”
Read More

Paul Hubbert Has Died

October 15, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, October 14, Paul Hubbert, the former Executive Secretary – Treasurer of the Alabama Education Association passed away following a long battle with kidney failure. For decades, Dr. Hubbert was viewed by friend and foe alike as the most powerful man in the State.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) said in a statement, “Dianne and I are saddened to hear about the death of Dr. Paul Hubbert. He was a good man, and a legend in Alabama politics. Dr. Hubbert worked extremely hard for the teachers and support personnel in our state. He was respected by Democrats and Republicans alike. His family will be in our prayers in the coming days.”
Read More

© Copyright 2017 Alabama Political Reporter