Stacy George drops out of Governor’s race, endorses Kay Ivey

November 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George (R) announced that he was dropping out of the Alabama governor’s race and was endorsing Gov. Kay Ivey. George says that he is dropping out of public life. He will complete his book.

“I, Stacy Lee George am leaving the 2018 Governor’s race. I am endorsing Kay Ivey for Governor. Over the last couple of months while finishing my book I have realized that Governor Ivey has been able to steady the ship in Alabama,” George said in a statement.

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If you are a woman, you know

November 14, 2017

By Cheryl Cook
Contributed

Why didn’t a 14 year old girl from a small town in Alabama go to authorities with her allegations of sexual misconduct against a 32 year old District Attorney 40 years ago?

If you are a woman, you know.

Even forty years later, male supporters of Roy Moore are saying the following:

“A 14 year old girl doesn’t make good decisions.” (Alabama GOP Co Chairman Riley Seibenhener.)

“Take Mary and Joseph. Mary was a teenager. Joseph was an adult carpenter.” “Roy Moore fell in love with one of the younger women.” (Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler)

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The same men quick to judge Bentley rush to Roy Moore’s defense

November 13, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The allegations facing U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore are not Alabama’s first experience with alleged sexual improprieties among the state’s top brass. The reaction, however, is much different from the two men who led the charge against former Gov. Robert Bentley when he was accused of having an affair with a top adviser.

On Thursday, hours after the Washington Post’s bombshell article published, accusing Moore of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl in 1979, State Auditor Jim Zeigler spoke with the Washington Examiner, invoking Jesus and the Bible in defense of Moore.

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There is no bottom for Roy Moore Republicans

November 10, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Maybe there is no rock bottom for the Alabama Republican Party.

Maybe it’s just that mushy mud that you find on the bottom of the Tennessee River, and the ALGOP just keeps burrowing deeper and deeper into the muck and filth.

Thursday brought on a new bout of digging, with a familiar face behind the shovel.

Roy Moore. The ever-constant posterboy for what is wrong in Alabama politics.

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Kay Ivey continues to lead in fundraising battle

November 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) continues to lead the field in campaign fundraising ahead of the 2018 primary.  The Governor closed October with a reported ending balance of $1,616,029.87 in her campaign account, more than any of her competitors, from either major party, for the state’s highest office.

Gov. Ivey reported raising cash contributions in October of $391,146.24.  Her campaign spent just $62,985.64 in October.

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Zeigler opposes bills ending special elections for US Senate, Alabama Legislature

October 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, state Auditor Jim Zeigler announced his opposition to bills that would end special elections when there is a vacancy in the U.S. Senate and the Legislature.

Currently, Alabama is holding a special election for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions.  Republican Roy Moore is running against former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones on Dec. 12. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley had appointed Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to fill the seat.

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Sen. John Cornyn endorses Roy Moore for Senate

October 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, announced that he is endorsing Republican candidate Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Jeff Sessions.

“Alabamians will soon elect a new U.S. Senator and I hope they will vote for the candidate who will follow in former Senator Sessions’ footsteps as a tireless advocate led by principle rather than politics,” Sen. Cornyn said. “That is why I am proud to offer my support to Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. I look forward to working with him to pass legislation that will effect meaningful change for all Americans.”

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Zeigler warns that witness assassination in Montgomery could frighten other witnesses

October 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, a man was gunned down in Montgomery.

State Auditor Jim Zeigler warned that this was worse because the victim appears to have been murdered for cooperating with authorities.

Zeigler, in a statement, said the victim was killed while leaving the courthouse. He called the situation “extremely concerning.”

“Many witnesses are already reluctant to talk to investigators and to appear in court,” Zeigler said. “With the killing of a witness leaving the courthouse, that reluctance could increase, especially if the defendant and friends are known to be violent, which is often the case.
It may be that protection is needed for witnesses. Even that protection will not keep witnesses from being afraid to become involved.
Investigating and prosecuting crime depends on witnesses willing to come forward and tell what they saw. If good citizens become even more reluctant to testify, criminals will be emboldened and prosecution will become even more difficult.  The courthouse-area killing was much worse that just one more murder in Montgomery.”
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Alabama Tea Party leader Danny Joyner dies

October 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Patriots Commander Danny B. Joyner died Friday night. Danny Joyner was the organizing force behind the online group he promoted as the state’s oldest and largest Tea Party group.

Leaders and elected officials across the state were always eager to get Joyner and the Tea Party Patriots’ endorsements. Joyner said in a statement to the Alabama Political Reporter:

“Since it was established in 2009, the Alabama Patriots have endorsed dozens of statewide and national candidates and more than 85 percent of the candidates they have endorsed have gone on to win their elections.”

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Moore camp: Son’s arrest has “nothing to do with the campaign”

October 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Roy Moore for Senate campaign responded to the arrest of his son, Caleb Moore on Monday for trespassing.

Bill Armistead, the Chairman for the Roy Moore for U. S. Senate Campaign made the following statement on Caleb Moore’s arrest for trespassing: “This is a personal matter involving an alleged hunting violation by Judge Moore’s son Caleb over eleven months ago which has nothing to do with the campaign.”

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