Zeigler asks Trump to switch Senate endorsement to Roy Moore

September 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler sent a request to President Donald Trump asking the president to switch his endorsement in Alabama’s U.S. Senate Republican runoff from Luther Strange to Judge Roy Moore.

Trump endorsed the appointed U.S. Sen. Strange in the August 15 GOP primary, but Strange finished second to former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Moore by six percentage points.

The two meet in a Sept. 26, 2017, runoff for the Republican Senate nomination.

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Lindsey Graham threatens “there will be Holy Hell” if Trump fires Sessions

July 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 27, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the Associated Press that he will continue to serve as Attorney General as long as President Trump wants him to.

AG Sessions told the AP in El Salvador that Trump has every right to find another Attorney General.  Sessions said, “I serve at the pleasure of the President. I’ve understood that from the day I took the job.”
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Brinson critical of Brooks’ call to give nomination to Sessions

July 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Congressman and US Senate Candidate Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) called on all of the candidates to drop out of the race if former Senator Jeff Sessions (R) were to resign or be fired from his current job as US Attorney General.  Rep. Brooks said that he would drop out of the race if everybody else did,

Republican US Senate Candidate Dr. Randy Brinson was critical of Brooks’ offer.
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Doug Jones says Sessions did the right thing

July 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 20, 2017, Democratic candidate for US Senate Doug Jones said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) did the right thing and the President was wrong; in his criticism of both the person and the office.

Former US Attorney and Democratic US Senate Candidate Doug Jones calls on all candidates to put Country over Party.  Following President Donald Trump’s statements criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the ongoing Russia investigation, Jones said in a statement, “As a former US Attorney and Prosecutor, I know how important it is to put politics aside and do the right thing no matter the consequences. While I did not support the appointment of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General, and continue to disagree with his actions on many issues, Jeff Sessions did the right thing both ethically and legally when he recused himself from the investigation in to Russians actions.”
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$10,000 reward offered in murder of Crenshaw County man

June 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

A year ago, 78-year-old Earl Cosby was murdered in his office. The family man and used car dealer was well known across Rutledge Alabama. The entire rural community was shocked by his sudden and tragic death. A year later and there still has not been an arrest.

Cosby’s family is hoping that the reward can encourage someone who knows something to come forward with information to help bring Cosby’s murderer to justice.
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Sentance keeping final report of smear campaign investigation locked up

June 19, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A final report on the scandal surrounding a smear campaign launched to torpedo the candidacy of Dr. Craig Pouncey, for State Superintendent of the Department of Education is hidden away in the office of the man who ultimately landed the job.

Superintendent Michael Sentance is holding the results of an internal investigation into the Pouncey matter, claiming it is a “draft copy” of the final report. However, according to well-placed sources within the system, the report was not delivered to Sentance as a draft but as a completed document. These sources, not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, say Sentance is stalling for time. An email from the State Superintendent’s Office to APR said the report might be ready for the next Board meeting to be held this Wednesday.
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Mike Rogers endorses Mo Brooks

June 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, June 11, 2017, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) announced that he is endorsed fellow Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) for the United States Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

US Representative Mike Rogers said in a statement, “Congressman Mo Brooks is one of the most principled conservatives I know. I am confident Mo Brooks will fight every day in the US Senate for the conservative values we hold dear in Alabama. Mo is an unwavering proponent of strictly enforcing immigration law, reducing the size and scope of government, and of restoring Constitutional order. I have served with Mo for 6 years and know him as the fighter that the people of Alabama want to represent them in the US Senate.”
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Brooks: DC Insiders “Swamp Rats” backing Strange preparing to launch attack ads

May 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) claimed that fellow US Senate candidate Luther Strange’s forces are preparing to unleash millions of dollars in negative attack ads against Congressman Brooks and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R).

Brooks’s campaign claimed that an Alabama citizen received a brushfire poll by Strange and that that citizen took notes, and reported its contents to Congressman Brooks. Brushfire polls help a campaign draft attack ads.
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Crumpton and Zeigler announce they will not run for Senate

May 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

A number of candidates have announced this week that are running in the Special Election for the US Senate seat. On Tuesday, May 16, a couple of high profile candidates announced that they will not be running. State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) and 2016 Senatorial candidate Ron Crumpton (D) both announced that they won’t be in this race.

Marijuana legalization advocate Ron Crumpton said that he was forced to withdraw due to health issues. Crumpton said in a statement on Tuesday, “The good news, we were able to raise the $3480 qualifying fee for US Senate. The bad news, I am not going to be running for the US Senate.”
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Staying Focused

April 20, 2017

By House Minority Leader Representative Anthony Daniels

It’s hard to believe so much has happened in the past week.

The former Governor’s resignation was long overdue. For months on end, the investigation of illegal conduct by the Governor and his administration caused a national embarrassment and an enormous distraction from the serious work of the people.

Unfortunately, the former Governor’s troubles are just part of a pattern of abuses by officials at the highest levels of power in our state. In only a year, the former House Speaker, the former Chief Justice of our Supreme Court and now the former Governor have fallen short of the standards of service in the public interest and adherence to the law.
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