An open letter to Alabama’s Christian Community: “You are being played”

November 28, 2017

By Tom Ertl

Dear Alabama Christians,

In my 50 years of following national political races I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one as strange as the current U.S. Senate race in your state.

First, we had the national Republican Party in the September Senate run-off working against the state’s more popular candidate Judge Roy Moore in favor of their establishment candidate, and former D.C. lobbyist, Luther Strange. The D.C. Republicans flooded Strange with money only to see him lose by a significant 9-point margin.

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AG candidate Sam McLure addresses Constitution Party

August 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 26, 2017, Alabama Attorney General candidate Sam McLure spoke to the Alabama Constitution Party at their summer meeting in Prattville’s Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant at Bass Pro Shop.

McLure said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer a German pastor and theologian who was killed in 1945 for opposing Nazi Germany).  If you are not willing to die for your political beliefs then get another hobby. Thievery and murder are the order of the day. Tyranny is not the greatest enemy of freedom, apathy is. I long for the day when Alabamians are more concerned about being on the wrong side of eternity rather than being on the wrong side of history.”

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Alabama’s Major Party Chairs Comment After 2016 Election

November 10, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Republican Party Chairperson Terry Lathan was exuberant after the last of the results came in from Tuesday’s election, which saw Donald J. Trump pull off a major upset in defeating Democratic Nominee and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“The Alabama Republican Party is thrilled with the results of this year’s election,” Lathan stated. “We look forward to having a Republican president return to the highest office in the land… President Trump will make our nation stronger with his commitment to upholding the Constitution and protecting Americans through conservative policies. We know he will hold true to his campaign promise and put America First. Next to his Inauguration Day, we anxiously await President Trump’s Supreme Court appointments.”
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Top Democrats Continue Public Feud

November 1, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama House Minority Leader Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) has made waves in Alabama political circles by calling for the Chairwoman of the Alabama Democratic Party, Nancy Worley, and the head of the Alabama Democratic Conference, Joe Reed, to step down.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, the Chair of the Alabama Democratic Reform Caucus (ADRC), Sheila Degan Gilbert, wrote in a statement, “Recent comments by State Representative Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) have again brought forth the need for a more energetic Alabama Democratic Party. One cannot effectively defend the lack of action by our Party during the past several months. The Republican leader of each branch of government in Alabama has been under attack in the courts or in legislative impeachment committees. The Speaker of the State House of Representatives and the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court no longer hold office. The Governor is being investigated. Yet our State Democratic Party has been almost silent.”
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Bill Pryor is on Trump’s Short List for Supreme Court Vacancy

May 19, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday May 18, Presumed Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump released has list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. Prominent on that list was former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor (R), now a federal appeals judge.

Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I held in the highest regard and will always greatly respect his intelligence and conviction to uphold the Constitution of our country. The following list of potential Supreme Court justices is representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value and, as President, I plan to use this list as a guide to nominate our next United States Supreme Court Justices.”
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Voters go to the Polls in 40 Alabama Counties Today

April 12, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, April 11, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) released details on the April 12 Runoff Election.

On April 12, voters in 40 of Alabama’s 67 counties will go to the polls to decide Republican and/or Democratic Primary winners. On Tuesday, the Office of the Secretary of State will continue its effort to collect and report results for the April 12 runoff elections. Although 41 counties will be holding runoff elections, the Secretary of State’s Office will only show results for 22.
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Alabama Republican Assembly Demands Bentley Be Impeached

March 30, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, March 29, the Alabama Republican Assembly released a statement announcing that it has passed a resolution, calling for both Houses of the Legislature to impeach the embattled Governor Robert Bentley (R).

Alabama Republican Assembly President Jennifer Montrose said that the resolution was in response to the allegations of an affair between Governor Bentley and his top political aid, Mrs. Rebekah Caldwell Mason.
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Enormous Turnout on Republican Side

March 3, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, March 1, over 867,000 voters came to the polls and voted in the Alabama Republican Primary shattering the previous GOP record.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said, “Tuesday saw a record-breaking day for the Alabama Republican Party when over 867,000 individuals voted in our primary. That number is an increase of 35 percent from the Republican primary vote of 2012. We are seeing this pattern across the nation as well. Our State saw a large number of new registered voters participate for the first time in our election. There is no doubt that the opportunity to take back our country from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s liberal agenda has the full attention of our citizens.”
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U.S. Senate Candidates Speak in Trussville

February 5, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, February 4, the Republican Women of Trussville (RWOT) held a forum for the candidates running for US Senate in the March 1 Republican Primary.

Former State Senator Shadrack McGill (R-Woodville) said that he is 40 years old and has been married to his wife, Heather for 16 years.

McGill joked, I believe in the rapture.  I hope it’s coming real soon so we won’t have to fix this mess that we are in.  “I started out as a businessman.  I had a machine shop for 11 years.”  Then my pastor asked me to help with the Roby Moore campaign for governor.  That was my political beginning.
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McGill Feels The Lord is Calling him to Run for US Senate

January 28, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In 2010, former State Senator Shadrack McGill (R) ran for office challenging arguably the most powerful state Senator in the then Democratic controlled Alabama State Senate, Senator Lowell Barron (D-Fyffe). Ignoring the incumbent’s overwhelming money and name recognition, McGill ran anyway and launched one of the most successful insurgent campaigns in Alabama political history. Now Shadrack is back and this time his eye is set on the United States Senate.
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