A truly disgusting display

July 20, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Over the years, I have witnessed an incredible number of awful displays by elected or appointed public officials.

Pretty much any Roy Moore event qualifies. I was at a pep rally thrown by two dozen or so elected lawmakers for a guy who had just been indicted on 23 felonies. I also made it to Gov. Bentley’s last State of the State address – the one where his mistress sat in the balcony and cried while listening to the speech she not-so-secretly wrote.
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Brooks, Moore, Pittman attend candidate forum in Northport

July 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 17, 2017, three challengers to US Senator Luther Strange debated at Billy’s Grill in Northport before a full crowd of 150. Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R), Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and state Senator Trip Pittman (R-Montrose) all participated in the forum. The forum was co-sponsored by BamaCarry and the Alabama Republican Assembly.

Sen. Trip Pittman said, “I am a businessman.  I have a tractor and equipment business in Baldwin County.  My Grandfather, JD Pittman, had a tractor business here in the 50s.”
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Down the homestretch in US Senate race

July 19, 2017

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
by Steve Flowers

As the horse race for our open US Senate seat heads down the stretch, let’s look at the lay of the land.

All indications are that Roy Moore and Luther Strange are headed for a one-two finish on August 15 and ultimately a runoff on September 26. The winner of that match will be our junior US Senator for the next three years of the Jeff Sessions’ seat term.
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Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone endorses Randy Brinson, denounces Luther Strange

July 18, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Trump Campaign Advisor Roger Stone endorsed Republican US Senate Candidate Randy Brinson  while also joining others in denouncing incumbent US Senator Luther Strange.

Stone called Brinson the “bright spot” in the Special Senate election. He cited his experience as former Chairman of Alabama Christian Coalition as a positive for him.

“Like Donald Trump, he’s an outsider; a medical doctor who has substantial experience as an entrepreneur, businessman and job creator,” Stone said.
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Roy Moore introduces new book

July 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 13, 2017, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) was at Alabama Republican Party Headquarters to announce the release of his new book, “Abuse of Power: The Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Decision.”

The former Chief Justice said that, “In November 2016, when Donald Trump was elected, people signaled they wanted a change. Part of that was a change in immigration policy. I support that. One of the first things he did was issue an Executive Order for a travel ban. That ban was stopped by Judge (James Louis) Robart in Seattle. One Judge stopped the whole thing, thwarting the will of the President and the American people, exceeding his authority,” Judge Moore said.
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Moore announces North Alabama campaign leadership team

July 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 6th, 2017, the Roy Moore for US Senate Campaign announced the Campaign Leadership Team for North Alabama. The North Alabama Leadership Team is led by Representative Mack Butler (R-Rainbow City), Allen Keller of Scottsboro, and Dr. Allen Long of Florence.

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) said, “I’m proud to work with this incredible Leadership Team in North Alabama. I’m confident in our battle plan, and I am looking forward to standing with President Trump to repeal Obamacare and rebuild our military.”
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Senate forum held in Huntsville

July 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 6, 2017, over half of the candidates for Senate were on hand for the Christian Citizen Task Force’s bipartisan US Senate forum at Huntsville’s Rock Worship Center. An enthusiastic crowd of over 350 were in attendance.

Afterwards there was a straw poll to gauge how the audience was planning to vote. Congressman Mo Brooks won the Republican straw poll, followed by former Chief Justice Roy Moore. Brian McGee won the Democratic straw poll, followed by Dr. Will Boyd.
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PACs go to battle in Alabama Senate race

July 6, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The Republican candidates for the US Senate special primary election next month have been firing their own shots but several political action committees are also coming to their aid, offering endorsements and running ads in their support.

Prominent Republican PACs are running ads in support of Sen. Luther Strange, and on Wednesday, a high-profile conservative committee, the Courageous Conservatives PAC, announced their endorsement of US Rep Mo Brooks, who is seeking to upset Sen. Luther Strange in the Republican primary for the Senate seat.

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The same, or different?

June 28, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Are we going to be the same, making the same decisions over and over again, and hoping for a different result? (The definition of insanity.)

Or will Alabama voters decide what we’re doing is not working, and make some new choices?

We’ll have a good indication with the upcoming Special Election for the US Senate in Alabama, a vote to replace former Senator Jeff Sessions, who became President Donald Trump’s choice for US Attorney General.
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Parker: Supreme Court ruling has a positive effect on Alabama

June 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Church in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer , which banned discrimination against religious non-profits.

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker (R) explained the impact of today’s decision by the US Supreme Court in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, which banned discrimination against religious non-profits. Justice Parker said in a statement, “Today’s ruling has a positive effect on Alabama. Although the Court did not address it, Missouri’s action against the church was based upon its state constitutional version of the Blaine Amendment.”
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