FRC Action, Alabama Patriots, Congressman Ted Yoho endorse Roy Moore

September 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Roy Moore’s campaign received yet more endorsements. The conservative Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice was endorsed by the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council, FRC Action, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fl., and the Alabama Patriots.

“These are challenging times and our nation is looking for bold leadership,” Tony Perkins, president of FRC Action, said. “Over the years Judge Moore has proven he is willing to stand up for our Constitution and fight for the rights of the people. From working with him and evaluating his record as a public servant, FRC Action PAC believes he will provide needed leadership on important issues in the U.S. Senate.”

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Moore endorsed by primary opponents

September 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Roy Moore’s campaign picked up several endorsements from former Republican primary challengers as the election draws closer.

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, endorsed Moore for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions on Saturday.

Brooks finished third in the Aug. 15, Republican primary for U.S. Senate with 19.7 percent of the vote. Moore has also been endorsed by state Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose, and former Alabama Christian Coalition President Randy Brinson who finished fourth and fifth respectively.

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Trump to rally in Huntsville to help Strange’s Campaign

September 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Sept, 16, 2017, Sen. Luther Strange’s, R-Ala., campaign got a huge boost when President Donald Trump went on Twitter to announce that he is coming to Huntsville next Saturday to campaign on behalf of Strange.

“I will be in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday night to support Luther Strange for Senate,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “‘Big Luther’ is a great guy who gets things done!”

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Doug Jones reflects on anniversary of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

September 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday was the anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that killed four girls in 1963. The prosecutor who brought the men responsible to justice, former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, is now a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. Jones urged Americans, Alabamians and their leaders to stand up to hate.

“Over the past month, we’ve seen the purveyors of hatred and division rear their ugly heads in Charlottesville and around the country,” said Jones, who prosecuted KKK members responsible for the deadly Sept. 15, 1963, bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church.

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US Sen. Shelby endorses Sen. Strange

September 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., endorsed appointed Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in the Republican primary runoff on Sept. 26.  The endorsement is being promulgated in a statewide direct mail campaign paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and their Alabama affiliate: the Business Council of Alabama (BCA).

“As has been reported, the U.S. Chamber is backing Luther Strange in the race for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat,” Megan Etten, a spokesperson for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said. “Today, the U.S. Chamber, in partnership with the Business Council of Alabama, will deliver a statewide mailer to Republican primary voters urging them to vote for Senator Luther Strange in the September 26 runoff election. The mailer features an endorsement from Senator Richard Shelby; it’s the first action he’s taken in this race.”

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Realtors PAC endorses Senator Luther Strange

September 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2017, the National Association of Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) announced their endorsement of appointed Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in the Republican Runoff for U.S. Senate.  The endorsement was made following a recommendation from the RPAC Committee.

“Alabama REALTORS® recognize Senator Strange for his demonstrated record of standing up for homeownership and private property rights, and look forward to his leadership on key real estate issues,” Jeremy Walker, CEO of the Alabama Association of Realtors, said in a statement.

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More conservative elected officials endorse Moore

September 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign announced that twenty more elected officials from both rural and urban areas of the state of Alabama had endorsed Moore. The campaign said that the announcement is demonstrative of the widespread, local support accumulating for Moore as he heads into the final week of the campaign.

“The backing of these public servants shows that Alabamians trust Judge Moore to champion our values in the United States Senate,” Moore Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead said. “Judge Moore is determined to take on the full force of the swamp and labor tirelessly for the people of our great state.”

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Roy Moore discusses debate decision

September 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, a spokesperson for the Roy Moore campaign told The Alabama Political Reporter, “We have agreed to a debate. The details are being worked out.”

Earlier in the day in Mountain Brook, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore addressed accusations from the Luther Strange campaign that his decision to back out of participation in the Alabama Policy Institute debate was because he was afraid to face Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala.

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State Rep. Tim Wadsworth endorses Roy Moore

September 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign announced that state Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley, had endorsed Moore in the Republican runoff.

Wadsworth said, “I’m proud to represent Winston, Walker, and Jefferson counties. In November of 2016, eighty-nine percent of Winston County voters supported Donald Trump and the county has been recognized as the most pro-Trump county in the United States. I continue to support the policies, reforms, and vision of President Trump and my district is more than ready to continue draining the D.C. swamp.”

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US Sen Jones: It could happen

September 14, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Could a Democrat win a U.S. Senate race in Alabama?

At least one poll says it could happen, if either former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore or U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, former state attorney general, win the upcoming Republican Special Election primary runoff for Senate, to be held Sept. 26.

That Democrat is former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones. It’s difficult to think of a better candidate Democrats could put forward in this important special election.

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