Moore accuses establishment Republicans led by Mitch McConnell with trying to sabotage his campaign

November 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Friday accused establishment Republicans of, “Colluding with the Obama-Clinton Machine behind-the-scenes in a desperate effort to sabotage my campaign.”

Judge Moore’s comments were in a fundraising letter sent out to supporters urging them to contribute to his campaign.  Moore’s campaign has been left having to depend on only his network of small individual donors after the Republican National Committee (RNC) pulled its people and resources out of the state on Tuesday and reneged on an agreement to help provide support for Moore in the general election.

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Poll: Doug Jones holds eight-point lead, majority says Moore shouldn’t withdraw

November 17, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones has gained an eight-point lead over Republican Roy Moore in the race to replace Jeff Sessions as Alabama’s next Senator, according to a new poll — amid mounting calls for Moore to withdraw after numerous sexual misconduct allegations surfaced in the last week.

A majority of likely Alabama voters says Moore shouldn’t drop out, though, despite calls from Republicans leaders in Washington for him to give up the fight.

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The ALGOP Steering Committee votes to continue supporting Roy Moore

November 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

After a week of speculation, the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee reaffirmed its support for U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said in a statement regarding the U.S. Senate election: “On Wednesday evening, the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee, comprised of 21 members, met to discuss the events and circumstances regarding the December 12 U.S. Senate race.  The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race.”

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Greater Birmingham Young Republicans revokes support of Roy Moore

November 17, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Republican Party is sticking by Senate hopeful Roy Moore, but some of the party’s younger members are distancing themselves from the controversial candidate after several women levied accusations of sexual misconduct against him.

The Greater Birmingham Young Republicans, a group which represents young republicans between the ages of 18 and 40, voted Thursday to censure and revoke its support of Roy Moore.

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The Roy Moore debate is over

November 17, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The Roy Moore saga has jumped the shark.

The exact moment this thing became too absurd for even Alabama is hard to pinpoint, but it definitely occurred during Thursday’s 20-person condescension-fest and press preachin’. Probably around the time they welcomed to the stage “The Activist Mommy blogger,” a middle-aged mother of 10 from Ohio whose expertise in Alabama political issues stems, apparently, from writing hateful things on a blog.

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Judge Stewart campaigns for AL Supreme Court in St. Clair County

November 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Circuit Judge Sarah Stewart was in Pell City to speak to the St. Clair County Republican Party.  Stewart is running for a seat on the Alabama Supreme Court.

Stewart said that she is originally from Oklahoma; but has lived in Mobile for the last 24 years.  Stewart said that she has years of actual courtroom experience and knows all about the courts and trials.  She has been a Circuit Judge for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Mobile County since 2006.

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Anti-LGBT pastors, activists will speak with Roy Moore in Birmingham Thursday

November 16, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

One said the same-sex marriage decision would lead to kids being encouraged to practice sodomy in kindergarten and another blamed Hurricane Sandy on gay people and same-sex marriage.

Those are just two of at least seven fundamentalist religious leaders who will be speaking at a press conference for Roy Moore Thursday to push back against accusations that Moore sexually assaulted three women in the 1970s and pursued several others while they were teenagers.

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GOP Steering Committee flees meeting without announcing a decision about Moore

November 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Republican Party’s Steering Committee met for three hours in a closed meeting Wednesday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel to decide the fate of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been deluged by national criticism after allegations of misconduct in the late 1970s were first published by the Washington Post.

The 21 member ALGOP steering committee slipped out of the building in the night without addressing the gathered media or releasing a statement.  Reportedly the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee did not decertify Roy Moore as the Republican nominee.  Reportedly the Alabama Republican Party remains behind Roy Moore…for now.

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More women come forward against Roy Moore as his attorneys attempt to cast doubt

November 16, 2017

 By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Several more women have come forward levying accusations against U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore, whom they accuse of making unwanted advances toward them when they were in their teens and early 20s — adding to allegations that Moore had a modus operandi of pursuing women quite his junior when he was in his 30s.

Among the new accusers is another woman, Tina Johnson, interviewed by AL.com, who accused Moore of grabbing her buttocks after a meeting at his Gadsden, Alabama, law firm about a child custody transfer. Moore was already married to his wife Kayla at the time.

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Moore attends private fundraiser with Auburn supporters amid campaign crisis

November 16, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore headlined an invite-only fundraising event at the home of an Auburn Republican while the Alabama GOP Steering Committee met in Hoover to discuss the future of his candidacy.

Moore spoke at a closed-door fundraiser at the home of Auburn Republicans Bill and Fran Dillard. When the fundraiser ended at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, the state party had not yet publicly announced any change in their support for Moore, though sources close to the Committee say it is unlikely they will pull their support.

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