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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Former gubernatorial candidate Tim James endorses former Chief Justice Roy Moore

August 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 10, 2017, former Alabama gubernatorial candidates Tim James (R) endorsed Roy Moore for US Senate in a press conference in Montgomery’s RSA Center for Commerce Building.  Former Governor Fob James (R) also endorsed Roy Moore for the US Senate.

Businessman Tim James said in a statement, “Many good people are in this Senate race, I personally know several of them. However, I have made a decision to support Roy Moore for the following reasons: Judge Moore is a family man, a soldier, a judge, and a constitutional scholar.  His most important attribute is his character which matters the most in times like these.”

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President Donald Trump endorses Luther Strange

August 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Senator Luther Strange (R) finally got that big moment he had been hoping for when President Donald J. Trump (R) endorsed him in the Special Republican Primary for US Senate.

President Trump said on his Twitter account: “Senator Luther Strange has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama. He has my complete and total endorsement.”
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Roy Moore campaigns in Pell City

August 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Senate candidate and former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore (R), was in Pell City speaking to the St. Clair County Republican Executive Committee, plus dozens of guests.

Former Chief Justice Moore said that the people of America voted for change in November.  Moore said that they have not gotten that change because of the establishment in both the Democratic and Republican parties. The Senate does not even take up half of the bills coming from the House.
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Hansen says he’s an “unapologetic progressive”

August 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 1: Democratic Candidate for US Senate Michael Hansen told The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) that he is the candidate in the Democratic Primary with real energy and shared polling data with APR showing the Democratic race to be very competitive.

Hansen said, “Democrats in Alabama have a clear choice this election. They can select a centrist that’s indistinguishable from the pack, or rally behind a candidate with real energy. As an unapologetic progressive, I’m talking about pocketbook issues that cross party lines. Healthcare, wages, and the environment resonate with real voters and that’s how I’m winning.”
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Brooks disputes poll showing Luther Strange leads race

July 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Politico Pro is reporting that Senator Luther Strange (R) has taken a seven point lead over his competition in the Special Republican primary to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) who vacated the seat to become US Attorney General.

The poll was conducted by Montgomery based Cygnal, which has said that the poll was not meant to be made public.  According to the poll, Sen. Strange after spending vast sums on political advertising, is now the preferred candidate of 33 percent of likely Republican Primary voters.  Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore (R) is poling at 26 percent.  US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), who has been subject to massive negative advertising in the last two weeks charging that he is not supportive of President Donald J. Trump (R) and has faded to just 16 percent of the vote.  Author Mary Maxwell was in fourth at five percent tied with Dr. Randy Brinson.  State Senator Trip Pittman (R-Montrose) has just two percent.
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Reaction to Comey Clearing Hillary Again

November 8, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, September 6, 2016, FBI Director James B. Comey said that the bureau had completed its examination of newly discovered emails connected to Democratic Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Just nine days ago, Comey had sent a letter to congressional committee chairmen saying that he had reopened the investigation.

On Sunday, Comey said that investigators had worked “around the clock” to review the emails. The investigators found that the emails were either duplicates of correspondence they had reviewed earlier or were personal emails that did not pertain to State Department business, government officials said. The emails were found on a computer used by disgraced former congressman, Anthony Weiner (D), who is married to longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The FBI found the email during an FBI investigation into lewd text messages that Weiner is alleged to have sent to a 15-year-old girl.
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Republicans Gather for Debate Watch Party

October 20, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

An estimated 90 Birmingham area Republicans gathered to support Donald J. Trump at a debate watch party at Superior Grill in Northern Shelby County. The event was sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Republican Women, the Alabama Constitutional Conservatives, the Jefferson County Republican Party, the Alabama Minority GOP.

As expected, Trump got many enthusiastic rounds of applause and cheers from the conservative groups in his debate with former Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton.
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Republicans and Democrats Both Hold Debate Watch Parties In Birmingham

October 18, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, October 19, 2019, presidential candidates Hillary R. Clinton (D) and Donald J. Trump (R) will face each other for the last debate of the 2016 presidential election in Los Vegas, Nevada: a state that is essential to both candidate’s presidential ambitions. Both Democrats and Republicans will be holding debate watch parties in Birmingham on Wednesday night.

The Alabama Young Democrats announced that: “Hillary for Alabama is partnering with the Alabama Young Democrats to bring you a night at the theatre, premiering The Final Debate, at the historic Carver Theatre in the heart of downtown Birmingham. The event is FREE and open to the public. The theatre concession stand will be open to attendees, serving popcorn, candy, and a selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.”
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Hooper Says Pence Took Kaine “to the Woodshed”

October 6, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the two major party Vice Presidential candidates met for a nationally televised VP debate. The Chairman of Donald J. Trump’s River Region campaign, former State Representative Perry Hooper Jr. commented on the events claiming victory for Trump’s running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Rep. Hooper said in a statement, “Pence took Kaine to the proverbial woodshed. I know no better way to put it. Pence was the perfect representative of the focused conservative policy expert that President Trump will surround himself with while Kaine on the other hand, was the erratic condescending liberal elitist that so typifies the establishment and the politics of the past. Pence concentrated on the policies needed to make America great again.”
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