Gubernatorial candidates attend Vestavia Hills forum

February 13, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, February 10, 2018, the Mid Alabama Republican Club held the first Republican primary gubernatorial forum at their regular meeting in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

“This is what Alabama is about,” Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said. “We believe in starting meeting with prayer, with the pledge.  We have the fifth largest National Guard in the country.”

Battle said that he moved to Huntsville in 1980, and then started his first restaurant.

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GOP governor’s race candidates to address MARC on Saturday

February 9, 2018

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

The 2018 gubernatorial race kicks off on Saturday when most of the Alabama GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Speak at a forum in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

The Mid-Alabama Republican Club will be hosting the forum at the Vestavia Hills Public Library.

“We’re very excited to having this event. This is a great opportunity for people to come out and hear about the candidates’ vision for Alabama first hand, so they can make an informed decision in the upcoming primary,” MARC President, former Rep. Paul DeMarco, R-Homewood, said.

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Roy Moore fires up MARC meeting

November 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore was the keynote speaker at the Mid Alabama Republican Club meeting in Birmingham. Moore denied the Washington Post allegations that he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl in 1979.

“Now I want to address something that some people have come here to hear about,” Moore said in front of 50 or so supporters, turning his attention to the media who came to Alabama to report on this. “Shortly after becoming the Republican nominee for the United States Senate, the Washington Post began an attack on the Foundation for Moral Law, on my wife, and on me. For weeks, we read about my salary which they distorted, about taxes where they said we were paid money we never got. But we endured that.”

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Carns predicts Gov. Kay Ivey will run for second term

August 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 12, 2017: State Representative Jim Carns (R-Vestavia) told the Mid-Alabama Republican Club (MARC) that he expects Governor Kay Ivey (R) to run for the position in 2018.

Jim Carns was delivering his State Legislature report to the gathered Republican activists at the Vestavia Library.  Carns said that Senate President Del Marsh (R-Anniston) recently announced that he is running for another term in the State Senate.

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Shelby Speaks to MARC in Vestavia

January 11, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Saturday, January 9, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) told a packed house at the Mid Alabama Republican Club in Vestavia Hills that he always wanted to earn his way and that is what he wants to do.

Senator Richard Shelby said that he was elected to the Alabama legislature, four times was elected to the US House, and now is in his fifth term in the US Senate and always wanted to earn the people’s support.
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Senator Richard Shelby Speaks to MARC in Vestavia

January 7, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The race for US Senate is heating up and US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) is not taking his challengers lightly.  Senator Shelby will address the January meeting of the Mid-Alabama Republican Club (MARC) this Saturday, January 9 at the Library in Vestavia Hills.

“With all the activity in Washington these days, it’s a real privilege to get a report from our senior Senator.  We are grateful he is taking the time to come speak with us,” said in-coming President of MARC, Vestavia Hills Mayor Alberto “Butch” Zaragoza.
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Lee Davis Tells Republicans that Media is Rapidly Changing in State

August 12, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Longtime Birmingham area journalist, sports talk radio and conservative talk radio host Lee Davis, addressed the members of the Mid-Alabama Republican Club (MARC) in Vestavia on Saturday.

Davis told the members that the implosion of the ‘Birmingham News’ was the dominant issue in the local news business.  Davis said that it has been less than a year since Alabama’s largest newspaper went from seven days a week to just three days a week and at this point he wondered if the three day a week paper would remain a year from now.
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