Republican Steering Committee will meet to decide whether to support Moore

November 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today, the Alabama Republican Steering Committee will meet to decide the fate of Roy Moore’s campaign for U.S. Senate.

Conservatives are urging the 21-member committee to announce that they are backing the Republican nominee, Roy Moore, despite allegations from multiple women, first reported by the Washington Post, that Moore acted inappropriately with them during the late 1970s.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and the powerful Washington Republican establishment are urging the committee to de-certify Moore as the Alabama Republican Party candidate and to free Republican officeholders and candidates to support a write-in candidate that is more acceptable to Senate leaders and would be less divisive.

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Shelby County Republican Executive Committee votes unanimously to support Judge Roy Moore

November 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Shelby County Republican Executive Committee met and issued a unanimous resolution supporting Roy Moore for U.S. Senate.

A draft of the resolution was obtained by Alabama Political Reporter prior to the meeting, and it reads:

WHEREAS, on December 12, 2017, voters have the opportunity to elect and send a Republican senator to represent the great state of Alabama in Washington, D.C.

WHEREAS, one of the primary purposes of the Shelby County Republican Party is to promote the election of Republicans to public office,

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US Sen. Marco Rubio to endorse Will Ainsworth for Lieutenant Governor

November 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, will be in Birmingham on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Sen. Rubio reportedly will endorse state Rep. Will Ainsworth for Alabama Lieutenant Governor.

“Come hear Senator Marco Rubio’s endorsement of our campaign on Thursday. The campaign is sponsoring the first 50 people to get in for free to the Reception. It starts at 6:00 PM and goes until 6:45 PM. It is located at the East Hall on the 3rd Floor in Meeting Room 3. Let us know if you would like to come,” Rep. Ainsworth said on social media.

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Jerry Falwell Jr. endorses Judge Roy Moore

October 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Jerry Falwell Jr. announced that he has endorsed Roy Moore in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race. Falwell said that  Moore is a “proven leader” who will support President Trump’s conservative agenda.

Jerry Falwell Jr. is the president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the son of Jerry Falwell Sr. – deceased – a pastor who headed the group, the Moral Majority, that allied with Ronald W. Reagan in the 1980s. The senior Falwell founded Liberty University. Falwell called the Alabama Senate election a “pivotal moment” for President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda.

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State Sen. Rusty Glover kicks off campaign for Lieutenant Governor

October 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, state Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, held an official Kicks Off Campaign rally for the Republican nomination for Alabama lieutenant governor.

“I’ve been serving the people of my district, and now I want to serve all the people of Alabama,” Glover said.

Glover said that his focus will be on accountability and transparency in state government, and bringing good-paying jobs to the state.

“I want to make the Legislature open to all people, looking out for all Alabamians and not just the select few,” Glover said.

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Secretary of State turns over names of 674 people for illegal crossover voting

October 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, October 20, 2017, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) announced that he was handing over the names of 674 voters who broke the state’s new law banning crossover voting to prosecutors.

Under the new law, it is a felony to vote in the runoff of the party other than the one that you voted for in the primary.  According to the Secretary of State’s office, 674 people voted in the August 15 Democratic Party primary for U.S. Senate and then voted in the September 26 Republican Party primary runoff.

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Moore campaign dismisses Washington Post article as “hit piece”

October 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, the Washington Post released a report claiming that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore failed to disclose $180,000 a year in secret payments from his own charity for part-time work.

The Alabama Political Reporter contacted the Moore for Senate campaign for their response. Campaign spokesman, Brett Doster, said, “Judge Roy Moore’s record of service has been according to the highest of ethical standards. This Washington Post hit piece is a part of their routine volunteer partnership with the Democratic National Committee and is just another example of the liberal media’s attack on our campaign.”

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Main Super PAC that backed Strange won’t wade into Senate race for Moore just yet

October 11, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The main Republican Super PAC that bolstered Sen. Luther Strange’s primary bid won’t be wading into the competition between Chief Justice Roy Moore and his Democratic challenger, Doug Jones — at least, not just yet.

The Senate Leadership Fund — a PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel, R-Ky., and Republican leadership in the Senate — is believed to have spent between $8 – 9 million in the Alabama primary over the past few months in an attempt to prop up Strange and his campaign.

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Chess Bedsole top fundraiser in Attorney General’s race

October 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Chess Bedsole’s campaign for attorney general led September finance disclosures in both funds raised and cash on hand. Bedsole raised a total of $121,750 in contributions for the month, more than any of the other four candidates in the race for Alabama attorney general combined.

Bedsole’s strong September showing allowed him to enter this month with more than $400,000 in cash on hand.

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BOE member Mary Scott Hunter running for state Senate

September 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama State Board of Education member Mary Scott Hunter announced that she will be run in the open seat election for Alabama Senate District 7.

“The people of my district know me as a fighter, as a wife, a mom of three children who attend public school, and a woman of faith,” Hunter said. “They have seen me tested and know the quality of my character. I love this state, and I love the place I call home, Madison County, Alabama. I’ve decided to enter the race for Senate District 7 because it’s where I can best serve the people.”
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