Trump to rally in Huntsville to help Strange’s Campaign

September 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Sept, 16, 2017, Sen. Luther Strange’s, R-Ala., campaign got a huge boost when President Donald Trump went on Twitter to announce that he is coming to Huntsville next Saturday to campaign on behalf of Strange.

“I will be in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday night to support Luther Strange for Senate,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “‘Big Luther’ is a great guy who gets things done!”

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Hightower finally decides to run for Governor

September 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, state Sen. Bill Hightower, R-Mobile, announced that he will run for Governor of Alabama in 2018.  Hightower made the announcement at an event with supporters in Mobile at the battleship U.S.S. Alabama.

Hightower said, “As a businessman, I am blessed to work with many in our community, and throughout the State.  Together, we have done much with what God has given us.  The phrase, “Alone I can go fast, but together we can go far”, comes to mind.  And we have much further to go, but we need to place the foundational blocks in place now, for our future.”

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Alabamians celebrate Labor Day

September 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today, Monday, September 4, 2017, is a Federal, State of Alabama and banking holiday. The first Monday of September is historically considered to be the last weekend of summer, thus the day is reserved as a holiday for the working people who keep our economy functioning.

The first Labor Day was held in 1882. Its origins stem from the desire of the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers. It became a Federal holiday in 1894. It was originally intended that the day would be filled with street parades to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. After the parades, festivals were to be held to amuse local workers and their families. In later years, prominent men and women held speeches. Most of the world celebrates this in May, but the first Monday of September was chosen in the U.S. because of the long gap between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

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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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Mobile to hold mayoral, city council elections Tuesday

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile go to the polls to elect their mayor and city council.

In the Mobile Mayoral race, incumbent Sandy Stimpson is seeking a second term as Mayor.  Former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones, who was unseated by Stimpson in 2013 is running to make a political comeback. Donaveta Ely and Anthony Thompson also are on the ballot seeking to be Mobile’s next mayor.

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Birmingham holds city council, mayor, school board elections Tuesday

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Birmingham go to the polls today to elect their Mayor, City Council, and school board members.  Unlike the state, county, or judicial elections, municipal elections are nonpartisan.

Longtime incumbent William Bell (D) is seeking a third term as Mayor.  Bell was a member of the Birmingham City Council for several terms and was the Mayor Pro Tem in 1999.  He then assumed the role of Mayor when longtime incumbent Richard Arrington retired.  Bell, however, was defeated by City Councilman Bernard Kincaid.  Bell returned to the City Council and was, elected Mayor in 2011 and re-elected in 2013.

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Mobile to hold City election Tuesday

August 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile go to the polls to elect their Mayor and City Council.

In the Mobile Mayoral race, incumbent Sandy Stimpson is seeking a second term as Mayor.  Former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones, who was unseated by Stimpson in 2013 is running to make a political comeback.  Donavette Ely and Anthony Thompson also are on the ballot seeking to be Mobile’s next mayor.

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Birmingham votes Tuesday for Mayor, City Council, School Board

August 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, voters in Birmingham go to the polls to vote for Mayor, City Council, and School Board.  Unlike State, County, or Judicial elections, municipal elections are non-partisan.

Longtime incumbent William Bell (D) is seeking a third term as Mayor.  Bell was a member of the Birmingham City Council and Mayor Pro Tem in 1999 when longtime Mayor Richard Arrington retired.  Bell became Mayor by law then, but was defeated in the election by then City Councilman, Bernard Kincaid.

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Dial receives CLAS award

June 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday., June 13, 2017, State Senator Gerald Dial (R-Lineville) has been awarded the prestigious CLAS Legislative Leadership Award. Sonja Hines, 2016-2017 CLAS president, presented Dial with a plaque and an award at the 2017 CLAS Annual Summer Convention in the Mobile Convention Center during the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

The Legislative Leadership Award is presented by the CLAS board of directors to an Alabama legislator for outstanding support of school administrators and for dedication to the State’s school children. This honor is not awarded annually, but rather to recognize legislator(s) when CLAS feels there is an outstanding individual who exemplifies the criteria.
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Donald Trump takes victory lap in Mobile as hopefuls vie for Sessions’ senate seat

December 19, 2016

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

President-elect Donald Trump returned to Mobile on Saturday, visiting the city more than a year after it hosted one of his early campaign successes.

Trump’s high-profile rally visit to the Port City was the last stop on his “USA Thank You Tour 2016.” More than a year ago, when Trump was just one of more than a dozen Republican hopefuls, he made a campaign stop at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

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