David Carrington drops out of Governor’s race

September 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington announced that he was ending his campaign for Governor of Alabama.

Carrington said in a statement to supporters, “After prayerful consideration, I’ve decided it’s time for me to end my campaign for Governor.”

Carrington said, “My six-month journey has been fascinating – one I will never forget or regret. I’ve learned so much about our state, its politics, its citizens and myself. My decision has nothing to do with health or relationship issues. It just wasn’t meant to be.”

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Stacy George announces book release

September 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Stacy George announced that his book, “Corruption in the Heart of Dixie,” should come out in November.

Commissioner George said in a statement, “Our goal is to complete my book by November of 2017 and do book signings through the remainder of the year.”

George said, “I have been completing my book with the help of Charles Woodall and Karen Brewster George. We are expanding the introduction and we are going to make people think about politics from a local level to a statewide level. The book will challenge you to compare all other candidates in the race on what they have done.”

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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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National Federation of Republican Assemblies endorses Roy Moore

September 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In accordance with National Federation of Republican Assemblies bylaws, the Alabama Republican Assembly endorsement of Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate seat in the Alabama Special Election is carried as an endorsement from NFRA. NFRA President Willes K. Lee said in a statement, “Judge Moore is the candidate Alabama and the United States needs in Washington. Conservative in his own right, Judge Moore holds all liberals – Republicans as well as Democrats – to account… as does the NFRA. He is determined to drain the D.C. swamp and to make America great again.”

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Roy Moore takes commanding lead in Alabama Senate race

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

 Monday, August 21, 2017, the first poll conducted, since the Alabama Senate primary, was released and it shows Judge Roy Moore with a commanding lead over incumbent Senator Luther Strange (R) in the upcoming Senate Republican primary runoff. The JMC Analytics poll conducted between August 17 and 19 among likely Republican voters found that in the upcoming runoff Judge Moore leads with 51 percent support to just 32 percent for Strange with 17 percent of voters still undecided.

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BCA excludes the Zeiglers from Annual Governmental Affairs Conference

August 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 10, 2017, both State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) and his wife, State Board of Education member Jackie Zeigler (R), were excluded from the Annual Governmental Affairs Conference of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA).  The couple were the only two statewide elected officials excluded from the plush event at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear.  17 members of the State Legislature were also excluded this year.

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President Donald Trump endorses Luther Strange

August 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Senator Luther Strange (R) finally got that big moment he had been hoping for when President Donald J. Trump (R) endorsed him in the Special Republican Primary for US Senate.

President Trump said on his Twitter account: “Senator Luther Strange has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama. He has my complete and total endorsement.”
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Hightower raises nearly $270,000 in July for Governor Campaign

August 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, State Senator Bill Hightower (R-Mobile) filed his campaign’s July 2017 Campaign Finance Report.  The report shows that Hightower raised $269,926 in direct contributions from donors in July.  The Senator ended the month with $467,752, spending only $12,923 in the month.

Sen. Hightower said, “The financial and volunteer support I am receiving is very encouraging, and it’s coming from all across Alabama.”
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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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Alabama leaders express support for Sessions

July 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

President Donald J. Trump (R) is increasingly preoccupied by the many investigations that are now centering around his 2016 election and allegations that the Trump campaign may have colluded with the Russian government to expose former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s secrets and tilt the election in his favor.  Trump’s anger is increasingly focused on his Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R).  Sessions, a former Alabama Senator, angered his boss by recusing himself from the Trump Russian collusion investigation after it was revealed that Sessions, while a prominent member of the Trump campaign, did have two meetings with the Russian ambassador.  The President disagrees and a growing number of sources believe that the embattled President is considering firing Sessions as AG.
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