ALGOP Chair, Steering Committee reprimand Hooper

October 13, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Crenshaw County Republicans and some on the ALGOP steering committee are still seething over self-proclaimed Alabama Trump Victory chairman, Perry O. Hooper Jr., inserting himself into a recent local event.

The rift came to a head at Wednesday’s ALGOP Steering Committee meeting according to multiple sources with knowledge of the event but are not authorized to speak on the record. According to these sources, ALGOP Chair Terry Lathan felt there was no need to address Hooper’s unrelenting self-aggrandizing political activities, but the rest of the committee disagreed. After some discussion, the committee unanimously approved that Lathan would send Hooper an official reprimand.

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The ADC Convention is Oct. 13 and 14

October 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter 

The 2017 Alabama Democratic Conference convention will be held on Oct. 13 and 14 in Hoover at the Hyatt Wynfrey Hotel at the Galleria.

“Conceding red outvoted blue two-to-one in their respective U.S. Senate primaries in August, the Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC) convenes October 13-14th at the Hyatt Wynfrey in Birmingham to prepare members to prove to Alabama voters that Democratic candidates are their best choice for making affordable quality healthcare, good paying jobs, safe neighborhoods, superior public education and accountable public servants are stables in their political diet,” the ADC said in a statement.

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Poll: Moore less than 6 points ahead of Jones, also Alabamians’ opinions on national controversies

October 2, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

A new poll in the U.S. Senate race places former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore ahead of Democrat Doug Jones by less than 6 percentage points.

The telephone poll, conducted and sponsored by Decision Desk HQ, sampled 590 likely voters in the election. It was conducted last week and released on Saturday.

Former U.S. Attorney Jones polled at 44.5 percent of the vote, which put him behind Moore who polled at 50.2 percent. The poll had a margin of error of 4 percentage points, putting Jones just out of reach from a statistical tie with Moore.

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Doug Jones campaigns in Birmingham, calls Moore “extreme”

September 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones said  that there could not be more “contrast” between himself and Republican candidate Roy Moore.

Doug Jones is a Birmingham attorney and former U.S. attorney for North Alabama during the administration of President Bill Clinton.

Jones spoke to reporters at Niki’s West, a restaurant in Birmingham, on Wednesday following Moore’s stunning defeat of appointed U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in Tuesday’s GOP primary.

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David Carrington drops out of Governor’s race

September 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington announced that he was ending his campaign for Governor of Alabama.

Carrington said in a statement to supporters, “After prayerful consideration, I’ve decided it’s time for me to end my campaign for Governor.”

Carrington said, “My six-month journey has been fascinating – one I will never forget or regret. I’ve learned so much about our state, its politics, its citizens and myself. My decision has nothing to do with health or relationship issues. It just wasn’t meant to be.”

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When voting in Senate special election, think of yourself

September 12, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

One candidate doesn’t know what DACA is. The other candidate doesn’t know what the truth is.

That’s what you’re left with in the Republican runoff for a U.S. Senate seat.

Roy Moore v. Luther Strange.

Two candidates who most of us don’t want.

A judge who keeps getting himself tossed off the bench and a malleable lawyer who will conform to any position if it means he gets to never really work again.
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Senator Phil Williams endorses Roy Moore

August 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Alabama State Senator Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City, announced that he has endorsed Judge Roy Moore (R) for U.S. Senate.

Sen. Williams said in a statement, “Judge Roy Moore has served our nation on the front-lines in Vietnam and the people of Alabama with integrity and honor as a two-time Chief Justice. The Judge has been a stalwart defender of the United States Constitution in the face of liberal activist judges and has put principle before personal or political gain time and time again. It is this track record that uniquely qualifies him to fill the Senate seat of Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C.”

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Strange defends Trump’s position on Confederate statues

August 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 17, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R) went on the Fox Business News channel to back up President Trump’s lamenting of the removal of Confederate statues in some areas of the country.

Sen. Strange said, “As a Republican from Alabama … I agree with the president — you can’t erase history,” Mr. Strange said on Fox Business Network. “We learn from history — that’s what it’s all about.”
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Stop letting GOP off the hook for rise of hate

August 14, 2017

Photo: Vox.com

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Why is everyone so worried about whether a politician publicly denounces racism?

After Saturday’s horrific actions in Charlottesville, Va., — and the generally awful image of thousands of privileged white people marching with tiki torches and pretending that they’re oppressed because a black guy got served before them at Starbucks – there has been a public outcry demanding that Republicans across the country denounce the actions of the Nazis, white nationalists and racists.
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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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