Legislature makes it a crime for non-veterans to take parking spaces reserved for military veterans

February 21, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Alabama Legislature awarded final approval to a bill that makes it a crime for those who do not qualify to park in spaces specifically reserved for Purple Heart and medal of valor recipients, former prisoners of war or other military veterans.

House Bill 92 was sponsored by State Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, who chairs the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

“More and more businesses are setting aside special parking spaces reserved for military veterans who were wounded, taken prisoner, or presented a medal for valor in defense of our country,” Moore said. “It is unconscionable to think that someone who does not fall under these categories would park in a space reserved for our nation’s heroes, but it happens quite often. This new law will ensure that those who display such blatant disrespect will be punished appropriately.”

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Alabama Farmers Federation endorses Roby for another term

February 16, 2018

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, the Alabama Farmers Federation endorsed U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, for re-election and cited her support for the agriculture community in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.

Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell praised Roby’s work on behalf of Alabama’s farmers in Congress.

“The Alabama Farmers Federation is fortunate to have a true friend of farmers in Representative Martha Roby,” Parnell said. “She not only understands the issues facing the agriculture community, but she is also extremely responsive to the needs of the members we serve. We are proud to stand by Martha Roby and continue to support her as she works on behalf of the people of Alabama’s Second District.”

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Qualifying closes for 2018 Alabama Congressional races

February 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Major party qualifying for the 2018 elections is finished, and Alabamians have a number of choices.

All seven Alabama Congressional incumbents have qualified for another term. There is no U.S. Senate race this year. Democrat Senator Doug Jones faces re-election in 2020. Alabama’s senior Senator Richard Shelby faces the voters next in 2022.

In the 7th Congressional District, incumbent Terri Sewell does not have a major party opponent.

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Tommy Amason qualifies for Congressional race

February 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tommy Amason, a Command Sergeant Major in the Army Reserves and two-tour Iraq War veteran, qualified as a Republican for the Congressional House seat in District 2 last week.

Amason served in the U.S. Army for nearly 30 years and is now running for Congress to take that dedication of service to a different arena.

“I’m running for U.S. Congress because after literally hours of prayer and pressure from my community, I feel like this is my calling,” Amason said in a statement. “My entire life has been spent in service to the people of this great nation and state, and now I’m trying to serve them in a different capacity.”

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Democrat Audri Scott Williams qualifies for Congress

February 6, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Audri Scott Williams formally qualified as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Congressional District 2.

“I’ve been to each county in this district, talking to groups from every generation, faith, and background, and I have never been more moved by the urgency of the moment,” Williams said. “Throughout my campaign, I’ve found that people don’t just want leadership, they want responsiveness and accountability to their lives and to the outcomes they can see day-by-day.”

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Congressional races are starting to set up

February 5, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

There are five days left in major party qualifying for the 2018 elections, and already politicos are looking at the Alabama congressional field.

All seven Alabama congressional incumbents have qualified for another term. There is no U.S. Senate race this year.  U.S. Senator Doug Jones faces re-election in 2020. Alabama’s senior Senator Richard Shelby faces the voters next in 2022.

In Congressional District 1, incumbent Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, is seeking another term in the House of Representatives. At this point, Byrne does not have a primary opponent. He does, however, have Democratic challenger Robert Kennedy Jr. challenging him.

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Roby campaign boasts of fundraising success

February 2, 2018

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, who is running for re-election in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, announced that she has raised $826,000 in 2017, as reported on the campaign’s Federal Election Committee (FEC) year-end report released today.

The numbers in this report position her campaign well for the 2018 election season and put her on pace to raise more than $1 million before the Republican primary.

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Hobson formally qualifies to run for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District

January 30, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, attorney Rich Hobson officially qualified as a Republican candidate for Congress in Alabama’s 2nd District.

“It is imperative that we reorient our thinking away from a bloated federal government that overreaches into every area of our lives,” Hobson said.

Hobson is a longtime Roy Moore aide and most recently served as Moore’s campaign manager for U.S. Senate.

“Since announcing my plans to run for Congress almost a month ago, I have traveled throughout Alabama’s Second District, listening to the needs and concerns of its residents,” Hobson said. “Over and over, I heard folks echo the same concerns that prompted me to get into this race. I believe that our nation is at a crucial point in our history, and we are in desperate need of strong leadership to preserve a safe, prosperous, and moral America for our children and grandchildren.”

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Rich Hobson, longtime Moore aide, will qualify to run for Congress Monday

January 29, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Rich Hobson Campaign announced that Hobson will formally qualify on Monday to run for the U.S. House of Representatives representing Alabama’s Second Congressional District.  Hobson, a longtime Roy Moore aide, was most recently Moore’s campaign manager.  Hobson formerly was the administrative director of the Alabama Judicial System.

The 2nd Congressional District is currently represented by Congresswoman Martha Roby, R-Montgomery.

While Hobson is running for Congress, he said that he has no plans spend the rest of his life there.

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Hobson says he’s running for Congress to preserve a “safe, prosperous, and moral America”

January 8, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Roy Moore aide, Rich Hobson, said that he is running for Congress because we are in a crucial time in our history.

“I’m running because our nation is at a crucial time in history, and I want to make sure that we preserve a safe, prosperous, and moral America for our children and grandchildren,” Hobson said in a statement.

“As we have forgotten our Creator, millions of children have been aborted, our families are being ripped apart, and our children are growing up confused,” said Hobson. “There is a sense that all that America has stood for throughout our history doesn’t matter anymore. But America does matter, and I plan to work hard in this campaign to restore the values that made us great. Just like the Greatest Generation saved our country in World War II, I want to be part of the generation that fights to save our country from those who seek to destroy our values.”
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