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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Byrne will not run for Governor, will run for another term in Congress

August 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, announced that he will not run for Governor of Alabama. Instead, Byrne will seek a third-term representing Alabama’s First Congressional District in 2018. Byrne expects Governor Kay Ivey (R) to run for the office next year.

The popular Gulf Coast Congressman said, “I have made the decision; I will not run for governor next year. After speaking with Gov. Ivey, I think it’s important for the state that we have continuity and stability.”

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The best ever by far?

July 20, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

This won’t be a long column. Doesn’t have to be. Not much explaining or analysis needed.

Disgraced former Gov. Robert Bentley, in an interview with WVTM-TV this week, said he was “the best Governor Alabama’s ever had by far.”

Yes, he did. He said it.

And: “Had people just left us alone, Alabama would have been a lot better off.”

Bentley said he achieved more in seven years than the previous five governors.
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Alabama Legislature Recap Week 8: Shhhh! Maybe they won’t notice

April 14, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Here’s breaking news: The Alabama Legislature did Legislature stuff this week.

That’s right, while you were busy watching the Luv Guv love himself right out of office in the weirdest way yet, our Senators and Representatives were discussing and voting on legislation.

Most of it was incredibly dumb, and provided clear evidence that our lawmakers mostly don’t care about the constitution, will choose money over kids and apparently don’t watch “Game of Thrones.”
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Governor’s Attorney Seeks to Suppress Sharman Report

April 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 attorney Ross Garber who is representing Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) in his impending impeachment hearings before the House Judiciary Committee, spoke with members of the press, including the Alabama Political Reporter., at the Alabama Statehouse.

Garber has issues with the procedures outlined by Judiciary Committee Special Counsel Jack Sharman. Garber does not want Sharman’s report on Friday made public. He also disagreed with the hearing process and proposed an alternative schedule. Garber would also like to be able to cross examine Sharman’s witnesses and present his own evidence and witnesses. Garber called Sharman’s evidence hearsay and said that he did not know that if Sharman had any evidence or not.
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Robert Bentley: The Magician

February 2, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Robert Bentley has a career waiting on him when this governor deal wraps up.

Magician.

Because the guy is making more stuff disappear than David Blaine lately.

$300,000 in campaign cash? Abracadabra, poof, gone!

The committee to impeach him? Vanished!

Luther Strange’s integrity? Zipped!

A 50-year marriage? Gone!

The awkwardness of taking your mistress and her husband, along with a new “lady friend,” on a DC vacation? Yeah, that’s still there. But nice try, Luv Guv. Read More

Bentley denies Lewis allegations; calls suit a “Shakedown”

November 24, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s (R) former chief bodyguard, Ray Lewis, filed a lawsuit claiming among many other things, that the Governor and his former top political advisor Mrs. Rebekah Caldwell Mason have lied about him claiming overtime that was not approved and they have harmed his reputation in order to cover up their illicit affair.

Gov. Bentley is denying all of Lewis’s accusations.
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Reports claim that Bentley may bring Mrs. Mason back to State government

November 18, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 17, 2016, a source has told the Alabama Political Reporter that embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has discussed bringing former top political advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason back to Alabama State Government. The agency that hires Mrs. Mason would then loan her back to the Bentley Administration.

Apparently, APR is not the only news source who has heard similar reports.

WSFA reporter Michael Doudna asked the Governor, “Governor, after a lot of the stuff centering around your impeachment has died down, would you ever consider rehiring your former staff member, Rebekah Mason?”
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Zeigler Maintains Impeachment Would Become Harder Under Amendment 6

October 26, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 25,2016 Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) said that with two week to go before the election the wording of Amendment 6 on the Nov. 8 ballot is “completely insufficient.”

Auditory Zeigler, who opposes the controversial amendment six, said, “Voters cannot tell that it would make it almost impossible to impeach Gov. Bentley.”

Amendment 6 changes the state senate vote to convict an official on an impeachment charge from a simple majority to a difficult to achieve two-thirds majority.
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Alabama’s Embarrassing Drama of its Own Making

September 21, 2016

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Speaker Mike Hubbard’s attempt at getting a new trial in Lee County ended with little noise. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker pretty much ignored Hubbard’s request, allowing the 60-day window to expire without note.

That means Hubbard will have to take his case to the Court of Criminal Appeals, as he certainly will, and then the Alabama Supreme Court, as he certainly will. Hubbard, convicted on 12 of the original 23 counts of corruption against him, was sentenced to four years in a state prison. But he’ll do all he can to delay the start of that sentence.
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