Robert Kennedy endorses Doug Jones, urges that no one write in his name

December 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Democrat Robert Kennedy Jr. contacted the Alabama Political Reporter to announce that he was not running a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate.

Longtime Birmingham area radio personality Frank Matthews released a video on Wednesday urging Black voters not to vote for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones, but to instead write in Democratic Primary candidate Robert Kennedy Jr..

Kennedy said that it was “humbling” that people still wanted him as their senator; but that he had endorsed Jones on election night and that he was still honoring his pledge to support him.

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Frank Matthews urges Black voters to write in Robert Kennedy for US Senate

December 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Recent Birmingham Mayoral candidate, civil rights activist, anti-Confederate monuments community organizer, and longtime Birmingham area radio personality Frank Matthews is urging Black voters not to vote for Democratic Party U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones; but to instead write in Democratic Primary candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. on Tuesday.

Kennedy is a former U.S. Navy Commander who graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he was elected as class president, and has a Master’s degree from Duke.  Kennedy performed well in early polls of the Democratic Primary.  This was attributed to his famous sounding name.

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BOCAR Group breaks ground on new plant in Huntsville

December 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

BOCAR, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, broke ground on a $115 million new plant in Huntsville, creating more than 300 jobs in a project that adds to the state’s booming automotive manufacturing sector.

Gov. Kay Ivey attended the groundbreaking.

“Delighted to join BOCAR in the groundbreaking to celebrate their $115 million investment in Limestone County,” Ivey said. “This Tier 1 auto parts supplier will continue to show the strength of Alabama’s auto industry.”

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Randall Woodfin will be sworn in as mayor today

November 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin will be sworn in as Mayor in Linn Park.

“We want to instill a renewed belief in public service to our city” Woodfin said.  “That goes beyond city hall.  It means each of us supporting our neighbors, friends, family members and those who simply need a helping hand.  We want this to be a time when our citizens can come together and celebrate this special time but also work together as a community.”

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Randall Woodfin to be inaugurated as Mayor of Birmingham on Tuesday

November 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin will be inaugurated.  All events are designed to honor the citizens and will be open to the public.

“Inauguration day is the culmination of more than a year of hard work by many, many people across our city who joined together to win this important election,” Woodfin said. “Whether they knocked on doors, made phone calls or just went out to vote, they made a difference in the outcome of the election, and now it is up to us to honor their support with an administration that is focused on improving all of our neighborhoods, education system, public safety and other issues important to our great city.”

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Robert McKay runs as a Republican in House District 30

November 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, former Ashville Mayor Robert McKay announced that he was running as a Republican for state representative in state House District 30.

“I would like to announce that I will be seeking the office of Alabama House District 30 in 2018,” McKay said in a statement. “The seat is being vacated by Mack Butler, R-Rainbow City, who won the Primary against me in 2014.”

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Walt Maddox announces run for Governor

October 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced that he was running for Governor of Alabama as a Democrat.

Maddox released a video pledging to end Alabama’s crisis in leadership.

“I believe in Alabama and I believe in our potential which is why I believe that we must solve the crisis of leadership.  In the past 18 months, the Governor, the Speaker, the Chief Justice, and the Majority Leader have left office in shame. And, when courage was required, silence was the only response from Montgomery’s leaders,” Maddox said in a statement.

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Working Families Party congratulates Randall Woodfin on election to Mayor

October 5, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

The Working Families Party has congratulated Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin on his victory Tuesday night.

“Randall Woodfin ran on the idea that the people of Birmingham have a right to demand a government that truly works for all its people, and that a city can provide opportunity and lift up those who’ve been left behind,” said Joe Dinkin, national spokesperson for the Working Families Party. “Woodfin is part of a wave of local candidates around the nation who are running on bold, transformative progressive visions and winning.”

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For Birmingham residents, it’s an exciting time

October 5, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Well, it has been a long, long time since Birmingham residents have seen an election for city leadership like we saw this year.

And, really, that’s good news.

Better news, really, was that Birmingham voters found themselves in a rare and enviable position.

Both of the candidates for mayor were capable and encouraging. Both of the candidates for the Districts 2, 5 and 9 City Council seats were also capable and encouraging.

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Sandy Stimpson wins second term as Mayor

August 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile went to the polls and overwhelmingly voted to elect Sandy Stimpson to a second term.

Stimpson said at his victory celebration, ”I’m blessed beyond measure to be your Mayor.”

Stimpson said, “Obviously, for those in this room, it’s a happy day.  Honestly, everyone in this room voted for Sandy Stimpson, which I’m tremendously gracious and appreciative of. But I wanted to tell all Mobilians, even those who didn’t vote for me, I promise that we’ll work as hard for you as those in this room. We’ll work to earn your trust because we can and we will unite this city.’
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