US Sen. Marco Rubio to endorse Will Ainsworth for Lieutenant Governor

November 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, will be in Birmingham on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Sen. Rubio reportedly will endorse state Rep. Will Ainsworth for Alabama Lieutenant Governor.

“Come hear Senator Marco Rubio’s endorsement of our campaign on Thursday. The campaign is sponsoring the first 50 people to get in for free to the Reception. It starts at 6:00 PM and goes until 6:45 PM. It is located at the East Hall on the 3rd Floor in Meeting Room 3. Let us know if you would like to come,” Rep. Ainsworth said on social media.

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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.

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State Sen. Rusty Glover kicks off campaign for Lieutenant Governor

October 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, state Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, held an official Kicks Off Campaign rally for the Republican nomination for Alabama lieutenant governor.

“I’ve been serving the people of my district, and now I want to serve all the people of Alabama,” Glover said.

Glover said that his focus will be on accountability and transparency in state government, and bringing good-paying jobs to the state.

“I want to make the Legislature open to all people, looking out for all Alabamians and not just the select few,” Glover said.

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Mary Scott Hunter running for Lt. Governor

June 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 State Board of Education member Mary Scott Hunter (R) is running for Lieutenant Governor in the 2018 election.

Hunter told the Alabama Media Group’s Mike Cason that, “I’m just at a place where I want to do something bigger. I want Alabama to be wildly successful.”

Hunter represents DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Limestone and Madison counties on the School Board.

Hunter’s father, Scott Hunter, was a quarterback at the University of Alabama under coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. He also played eight years in the NFL.
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Bentley admits guilt and resigns

April 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Just after 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, Montgomery’s culture of runaway corruption claimed another victim, as criminal excesses associated with an illicit liaison with married staffer, Mrs. Rebekah Caldwell Mason, led to Governor Robert Bentley (R) being forced to resign, rather than becoming the first Governor to be impeached in Alabama history.

Governor Bentley said, “I received the greatest honor of my life when the people of Alabama elected me Governor….I have not always made that right choices, and that even though I sometimes failed I have tried to live up the standards expected of me; but there have been times that I have left you and our people down.”
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Alabama Remembers 2011 Tornadoes

April 28, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, April 27, was the fourth anniversary of the 2011 tornadoes which struck the State of Alabama doing unprecedented damage to counties across the State.

US Representative Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) wrote on Facebook, “On this 4th anniversary we remember the lives lost, the lives changed and the scars left to our landscape. We remember April 27, 2011.”

US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) wrote, “As I think back upon the April 27, 2011 tornadoes- I am reminded that times such as those can bring out the best in us. Most Americans in general and Alabamians in particular are not people who sit back and wait for the government to show up to take care of them. Even though it took a couple of days for FEMA to get to Alabama, people did not wait to get started with the relief effort. When word got out about the devastation, hundreds of volunteers poured in to help with the recovery. Churches from a multitude of denominations across Alabama and from neighboring states began loading trucks with food, clothing and other badly needed supplies and sent them to the town. Volunteers came with chain saws and equipment for removing debris while others served food or helped with the unloading of trucks. This is what self-government is really all about: people taking responsibility to help one another without being made to or told to. They do it because it is who they are, it is how they were raised. There are countless examples of people loading up whatever supplies and equipment they could and going to help. It’s what Alabamians do when others are in need … we roll up our sleeves and help people get back on their feet.”
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Stan Cooke Campaigns in Gardendale

May 19, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Dr. Stan Cooke (R) from Sumiton was campaigning at the Jefferson County Republican Party Straw Poll event at the Gardendale Civic Center on Saturday, May 10.  Stan Cooke is running for the Republican nomination for Alabama Lieutenant Governor.

Cooke told the large crowd, “I am here to ask you for your vote.”  “I would like to thank Governor Robert Bentley for coming and I am proud to say he is my friend.”
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Gov. Bentley and GOP Lt. Gov Candidate Stan Cooke Tour Tornado Rubble Together in Kimberly

May 2, 2014

By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

Governor Bentley visited the city of Kimberly on Wednesday to tour extensive damage left by this week’s severe weather, including a tornado that ravaged the town – ripping the roof off of the Kimberly Church of God and nearly completely leveling the city’s fire department. He was met at his arrival by GOP candidate for Lieutenant Governor Stan Cooke, who has pastored the church for ten years.
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