What’s happens next in GOP Senate race?

August 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, political strategists and writers across Alabama and stretching all the way to the corridors of power in Washington, DC are still struggling to fully comprehend what just happened in Alabama’s Special Republican  Primary to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he was confirmed as US Attorney General.

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore (R) received the most votes from a crowded GOP field that included the sitting US Senator, a sitting US Congressman, one of the most powerful State Senators in Montgomery, the longtime head of the Alabama Christian Coalition, and a diverse collection of political newcomers.

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Roy Moore and Luther Strange in Republican Primary Runoff

August 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) received the most votes in the Republican Primary.  He was followed by Senator Luther Strange (R) who had the poorest performance by any sitting Republican Senator in a Republican Primary since 1962.

Chief Justice Moore said, “This has been a wonderful victory.  I want to thank every one of you for what you have done and what you will do.  This is a great victory.”  Moore said that the, “Efforts by silk stocking elitists in Washington to control the people of Alabama,” had failed.

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US Senate Special Primary polls open today

August 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017: Alabamians go to the polls to select their Senator to replace Jeff Sessions who vacated the position to become US Attorney General.

The polls open at 7:00 and close at 7:00 p.m.

You may only vote at the polling place which you are assigned.

If you do not know where your polling place is go to this site:

https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do

You must bring a valid photo ID with you in order to be given a ballot.

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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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US Senate candidates prepare for the people to vote

August 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017: The 16 remaining candidates for US Senate will make their final push to get voters to choose them at the polls today.

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) has been the Republican frontrunner through out this race.  On Tuesday morning, Roy Moore and his wife, Kayla, will participate in their traditional horse ride to the polls at the Gallant Fire Department.

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Alabama votes on Tuesday

August 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama voters go to the polls on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, to decide who they want to represent them in the US Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions (R) was confirmed as US Attorney General.

There are nine Republicans and seven Democrats vying for the position.

The seven Democratic candidates running in the US Senate Special Primary Election. are: Will Boyd, Vann Caldwell, Jason Fisher, Michael Hansen, Doug Jones, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Charles Nana.

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Flowers says Bentley appointment is an albatross around Strange’s Neck

August 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 12, 2017, former State Representative and political columnist Steve Flowers (R) spoke to the Mid-Alabama Republican Club at the Vestavia Library.  Flowers discussed the current political situation particularly the Tuesday special election primary.  Flowers predicted that former State Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore and U.S. Senator Luther Strange would emerge as winners of the Republican Primary, though Strange is hurt by questions surrounding his appointment by then Governor Robert Bentley.  Flowers predicted a Doug Jones victory in the Democratic Primary but called Jones, “the weakest possible candidate.”

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Brinson: “This election has been as much about scandal as it has been about issues.”

August 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday August 9, 2017, US Senate candidate Dr. Randy Brinson (R) was critical of Senator Luther Strange (R).

Brinson said, “It has been an interesting year in Alabama politics. … This election has been as much about scandal as it has been about issues.”

Brinson criticized Strange, “From his shady appointment to his shady contributions and campaign finance violations similar to what Gov. Bentley was convicted of.”  “Sadly it looks like the Alabama Ethics Commission will not be doing its duties at least before the election.”

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New poll shows Moore leading Strange, Brooks in primary matchup

August 11, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

A new poll of the US Senate special primary election set for next week shows former Chief Justice Roy Moore consistently leading the rest of the primary pack, trailed by incumbent Sen. Luther Strange and US Rep. Mo Brooks.

In a hypothetical runoff between Strange and Moore, the poll suggests Moore would lead there as well.

The poll, conducted by Montgomery polling firm Cygnal and released Thursday, showed Moore ahead of Strange with a more than 8-percentage point lead. Moore has polled consistently above 30 percent in recent public polls, including this new poll at 30.7 percent. Strange trails with 22.6 percent and Brooks has 18.1 percent — barely outside the poll’s margin of error of 4.37 percentage points.

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Brooks says McConnell misled Trump into endorsing Luther Strange

August 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) suggested that the President was misled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) in to endorsing Sen. Luther Strange (R) in the Alabama Republican Primary for US Senate.

US Representative Brooks said in a statement:

“I respect President Trump, but I am baffled and disappointed Mitch McConnell and the Swamp somehow misled the President into endorsing Luther Strange.”

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