The Alabama Republican Party revels in victory

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Poltical Reporter

Friday, February 24, 2017, the leadership of the Alabama Republican Party celebrated its political ascendancy at the 2017 Winter Dinner at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said that the Republican Party has gone from 53 percent of all the elected offices in Alabama to 58 percent of all the elected offices in Alabama. Soon we will have over 60% of all the elected offices in Alabama
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Lawmaker: Letter proves Governor knows he’s breaking the law

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The Governor is breaking the law and he knows it.

That was the opinion of State Rep. Chris England, a former prosecutor, on social media Tuesday night, as he again challenged Gov. Robert Bentley’s plans to schedule an election to fill Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat during the General Election in 2018.

England was prompted to speak out again on Tuesday after the Governor’s legal advisors released a letter to members of the Legislature that essentially placed the blame for the long delay in holding the election on State lawmakers.
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Lawmaker: Bentley is breaking the law

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The Governor is breaking the law.

That is the legal opinion of State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) of Gov. Robert Bentley’s plan to hold a special election for Jeff Sessions’ US Senate seat during the General Election in 2018.

Bentley signed a resolution announcing his intent to fill the seat at the next general election on Tuesday, a few days after appointing former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to take Sessions’ place.
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Crumpton announces he will challenge Luther Strange

By Brandon Moseley

It has been 20 years since Alabama had a new U.S. Senator, that was until Friday when Governor Robert Bentley appointed Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions (R) confirmation as U.S. Attorney General. Already one candidate has come forward to challenge Strange for the seat. Marijuana legalization activist, Ron Crumpton (D), who has already run for Senate in 2016, against Sen. Richard Shelby (R), has announced that he will run against Senator Strange.
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Steve Marshall is Alabama’s new Attorney General

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, February 10, 2017, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley appointed Steve Marshall as Attorney General. Many of Alabama’s leaders congratulated the former Marshall County District Attorney.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan released a statement: “The Alabama Republican Party congratulates Steve Marshall on his appointment to the office of Alabama Attorney General by Governor Bentley. General Marshall is well respected across the State, and we look forward to working with him in his new role. The Alabama Republican Party also appreciates General Marshall participating and being an active volunteer in our Party. In 2011, he was selected as a Rising Republican Star.”
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Luther says it was a bittersweet decision

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, February 9, 2017, new US Senator Luther Strange (R) accepted Gov. Robert Bentley’s (R) appointment to be the first new Senator from Alabama since 1997.

Senator Strange said, “I am greatly honored and humbled to accept the appointment to Alabama’s Senate seat, vacated by Senator Jeff Sessions. Senator Sessions’ commitment to public service is nearly unparalleled in Alabama history and his departure from the Senate leaves tremendous shoes to fill. I pledge to the people of Alabama to continue the same level of leadership as Jeff Sessions in consistently fighting to protect and advance the conservative values we all care about.”
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Jeffco GOP Condemns Birmingham Resolution Designating the City as a Sanctuary City

By Brandon Moseley

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 the Jefferson County Republican Party Executive Committee approved a resolution condemning the Birmingham City Council’s vote to designate Alabama’s largest city as a “Sanctuary City”.

Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Sallie Bryant said in a statement, “Not only are the actions of the Birmingham City Council expressly against established state law, after speaking with several lawmakers and business leaders, it’s clear this move will have a negative effect on our county’s economic development efforts to recruit new businesses to the area,” Chairman Sallie Bryant said.
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Jeff Sessions confirmation recommended by Senate Judiciary Committee

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday February 1, 2017, the US Senate Judiciary Committee, on a party line vote, recommended that US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) be confirmed as the next US Attorney General.

US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) said on social media, “Great news: The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Senator Jeff sessions to be our next Attorney General. I look forward to supporting him when the vote comes before the full Senate. Read More

Hoping for the best, fearing the worst

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

The world we live in changes Friday. When Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, we’ll be somewhere we’ve never been before.

I’d like to say Trump deserves an open mind. The so-called Republican will be sworn in as president on Friday. It’s his gig now. But his Twitter tantrums alone cause one to wonder what’s up with this dude. Frankly, he presents as a person with some sort of mental illness. Or, as an idiot. Read More

Trump to take office Friday

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON—On Friday, January 20, the United States of America will get a new President. Republican New York City billionaire and reality TV star Donald J. Trump will be sworn in, replacing outgoing President Barack Obama in ceremonies beginning at 8:00 am central time. The actual swearing in event will begin at 10:30 am.

The voters in Alabama strongly embraced the Trump candidacy, with Trump winning more votes in the state than any candidate in history. Trump had the largest margin of victory in Alabama, on a percentage basis, than any candidate since President Richard M. Nixon coasted to re-election over Senator George McGovern in 1972. Read More

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