An open letter to Alabama’s Christian Community: “You are being played”

November 28, 2017

By Tom Ertl

Dear Alabama Christians,

In my 50 years of following national political races I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one as strange as the current U.S. Senate race in your state.

First, we had the national Republican Party in the September Senate run-off working against the state’s more popular candidate Judge Roy Moore in favor of their establishment candidate, and former D.C. lobbyist, Luther Strange. The D.C. Republicans flooded Strange with money only to see him lose by a significant 9-point margin.

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Huckabee Considering Presidential Run

January 5, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Saturday, January 3, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) announced in a statement that he is departing his lucrative job at Fox News to consider running for the Republican nomination for President in 2016.

Governor Huckabee said in a statement, “As much as I have loved doing the show, I cannot bring myself to rule out another Presidential run.”

The former Arkansas Governor announced on Saturday that he is leaving the popular Fox News network after six-and-a-half years as the host of “Huckabee.”
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Romney picks Ryan as VP, Alabama Leaders React

August 11, 2012

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Early Saturday morning GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney introduced Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin as his VP pick.

Republicans from around Alabama have been weighing in on Romney’s choice.

“I’m delighted as I know many Alabamians will be at the choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as Gov. Romney’s running mate. Congressman Ryan is a conservative leader who understands the economy and how jobs are created. From his service in Congress, Ryan knows that massive debt is a drag on job creation. He brings energy and ideas of how to reform spending, bring about a balanced budget and grow the American economy,” said Lt. Governor Kay Ivey, Chair of the Romney Campaign in Alabama.
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Author Michael Patrick Leahy Rallies Rainy Day Patriots for Final Election Push

July 20, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Rainy Day Patriots gathered for their last regularly scheduled formal meeting of the year.  Soon the Birmingham area’s largest conservative political action group will be too busy canvassing Florida, helping county officials clean up voter rolls, staffing phone banks, and working too hard to get together for their customary monthly meetings.

Referring to conservatives who attend meetings but do little else, Rainy Day Patriots President Zan Green said, “I am not going to have dead weight in my Tea Party!” and urged everyone in attendance to get involved doing something to help conservatives oust unpopular President Barack H. Obama.
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Bachus Announces Hearings to Discuss Economic Impact of Dodd-Frank Act

July 11, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia announced in a written statement that the House Final Services Committee will be holding hearings throughout the month of July to examine the impact that the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 4173) was having on jobs, the economy, and consumers.  Rep. Bachus is the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Chairman Bachus said, “Dodd-Frank was enacted in response to the financial crisis of 2008.  The law was not intended to hinder the ability of American businesses to utilize the capital markets or to unduly hamper the ability of consumers and businesses to obtain credit, create jobs, mitigate risk, and thrive.  Yet two years after its passage, many argue that Dodd-Frank is having precisely these negative effects.
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Sewell Says She is “Delighted” by Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare

July 2, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Following the Supreme Court’s landmark 5-4 ruling that the federal government does have the power to tax individual citizens because they don’t buy health insurance, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D) from Selma released a written statement.

Representative Sewell said, “I am delighted that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the landmark Affordable Care Act. This is a monumental victory for the American people and our country. Today’s ruling confirms what I have always believed that healthcare in America should be a right and not a privilege. I applaud President Obama’s leadership and steadfast commitment to improving the lives of our families, children and seniors.”
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