Doug Jones wins Democratic Party Primary

August 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, when the Democratic Party primary field was announced most political observers recognized former US Attorney Doug Jones and a host of other candidates who were largely unknown quantities.  The polls fluctuated in the middle of the race; but when voters went to the polls on Tuesday they voted overwhelmingly for the best known candidate in the field and that was Doug Jones who dominated the field with 63.6 percent of the votes cast.

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US Senate Special Primary polls open today

August 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017: Alabamians go to the polls to select their Senator to replace Jeff Sessions who vacated the position to become US Attorney General.

The polls open at 7:00 and close at 7:00 p.m.

You may only vote at the polling place which you are assigned.

If you do not know where your polling place is go to this site:

https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do

You must bring a valid photo ID with you in order to be given a ballot.

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US Senate candidates prepare for the people to vote

August 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017: The 16 remaining candidates for US Senate will make their final push to get voters to choose them at the polls today.

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) has been the Republican frontrunner through out this race.  On Tuesday morning, Roy Moore and his wife, Kayla, will participate in their traditional horse ride to the polls at the Gallant Fire Department.

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Alabama votes on Tuesday

August 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama voters go to the polls on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, to decide who they want to represent them in the US Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions (R) was confirmed as US Attorney General.

There are nine Republicans and seven Democrats vying for the position.

The seven Democratic candidates running in the US Senate Special Primary Election. are: Will Boyd, Vann Caldwell, Jason Fisher, Michael Hansen, Doug Jones, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Charles Nana.

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US Senate candidate Hansen responds to violence in Virginia

August 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 12, 2017: Over the past few days, neo-Nazis and White supremacists fought in a series of clashes with Black Lives Matter and Antifa members. On Saturday, an alt-right protestor drove a car into a crowd of leftist protesters killing one and injuring several.

US Senate candidate Michael Hansen (D) released a statement in response to the recent events at the University of Virginia.

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An interview with Senate candidate Robert Kennedy

August 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 4, 2017, The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) had an in depth conversation with US Senate Candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. (D).  Kennedy is running in the Democratic Party Special Election Primary for the Senate seat vacated when Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) was confirmed as Attorney General.

APR asked: The VA scandal exposed the fact that most federal employees can not be fired, even for incompetence. Should that change?

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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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Fisher running for Senate

May 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, businessman Jason E. Fisher announced that he will be running as a Democratic Party Candidate for the United States Senate seat left vacant when Jeff Sessions was confirmed by the Senate as US Attorney General. Jason Fisher is the Vice President & Senior Consultant at Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a direct marketing company specializing in education-based philanthropy and enrollment management services. Mr. Fisher is a Democrat from Orange Beach.
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Learning a new process to grieve

November 17, 2016

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Earlier this week, I visited my mental health counselor. Ever since last week’s election, I’ve been pretty depressed and, literally, sick to my stomach. And learning who Republican Donald Trump is choosing for his leadership team isn’t helping.

White nationalist Steve Bannon? Really?

But this is the process. Trump won the Electoral College, and in January he’ll be inaugurated president of the United States. As I’ve said before, we must respect the process. This is how government works in America.
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JobKeeper Alliance Says that Alabama Economy is Threatened by Out of State Agenda

July 25, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The job-focused public interest group JobKeeper Alliance on Tuesday issued a press statement announcing that the coal jobs recently announced will make coal a larger employer in Alabama than the Airbus assembly plant recently announced in Mobile.

Rep. Bill Roberts (R) from Jasper who sponsored the tax incentive bill for the coal mining industry said, “This 1.2 billion dollar coal mining project and the hundreds of jobs it will create would not be coming to Alabama without the incentive bill we passed. The investment Walter Energy is making in our state is twice as large as Airbus, so I think it makes sense for us to offer both companies the same type incentive package.”
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