President Trump says “We Need Roy Moore”

December 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

President Donald Trump urged Alabama voters to vote for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday.

Moore has been opposed by both the Republican and Democratic Establishments in Washington.

Trump said that the Washington elites have corrupted the system “resisting change.”

“This is a rigged system, this is a sick system from the inside,” Trump said at the rally just 25 miles from the border of Alabama.
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Thank you, Roy Moore

December 11, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

From the bottom of my heart, Roy Moore, thank you.

Sometimes, in America — and especially in the South — we tend to get a little complacent, a little too comfortable, almost in a daze-like state, where we’re simply walking through life accepting the world we inhabit every day for the way it is.

It’s sort of like … have you ever encountered a wild animal that suffered an injury — a broken limb or some sort of deformity — and to compensate for it, the animal learned to walk, stand and run in an oddly-contorted way? But because it’s been living that way for so long, it doesn’t realize now that something is wrong — it’s just regular life for the animal?

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Knight facing unfair claims in Senate District 26 race

December 11, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

John Knight is not Roy Moore.

It’s a shame that such a thing needs to be said, but apparently, it does. A letter drawing comparisons between Knight and Moore, and asking that the Alabama Democratic Party withdraw its support for Knight in the Senate District 26 race, was mailed out to media outlets recently.

The letter, sent by former Alabama State University employee Jacqueline Weatherly, notes that Knight was one of the named parties in a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed by Weatherly and two other ASU employees.

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Robert Kennedy endorses Doug Jones, urges that no one write in his name

December 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Democrat Robert Kennedy Jr. contacted the Alabama Political Reporter to announce that he was not running a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate.

Longtime Birmingham area radio personality Frank Matthews released a video on Wednesday urging Black voters not to vote for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones, but to instead write in Democratic Primary candidate Robert Kennedy Jr..

Kennedy said that it was “humbling” that people still wanted him as their senator; but that he had endorsed Jones on election night and that he was still honoring his pledge to support him.

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Dr. K.A. Paul endorses Roy Moore

December 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

​Friday, December 8, 2017 K. A. Paul endorsed GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Friday.

Paul called upon all Republicans including Mitt Romney, John McCain, independents and blue dog democrats to vote for Moore.

“The events going on in the Alabama Senate race are watched by tens of millions in the world who are wondering if Americans will judge a man based on 40-year old allegations or send a message to the nation’s leaders that people are considered innocent until proven guilty in America,” Paul said.

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Moore accuser admits to writing notes below Moore’s signature, inscription in yearbook

December 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Beverly Nelson, one of the women accusing GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, admitted to ABC News Good Morning America that she wrote the notes below Moore’s signature in her yearbook.

The yearbook had been introduced by Nelson as corroborating evidence that Moore attempted to sexually assault her when she was a 16-year-old waitress at Gadsden’s Olde Hickory House.

“Nelson admits she did make notes to the inscription,” ABC News reported. “But the message was all Roy Moore.”

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Progressive Turnout Project sending staff to Alabama to support Doug Jones

December 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Progressive Turnout Project will support Doug Jones in Tuesday’s Senate special election. The organization dispatched eight staff members to Birmingham and will mobilize its supporters to knock on doors and make phone calls to voters in the final days of the campaign.

“Republicans have truly lowered the bar by putting their full support behind accused child molester Roy Moore,” said Communication Director Priyal Amin.  “We refuse to sit on the sidelines while Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the RNC bankroll such a shameful campaign.”

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Moore suggests Doug Jones would harm defense industry to fund Obamacare

December 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Moore campaign said that seventy-six years ago, Christmas was interrupted in America when our military base at Pearl Harbor was attacked without warning.

The Moore campaign said that this historic event offers important context for their next question of Doug Jones. “Will Doug Jones kill our defense industry to fund Obamacare?”

“The world becomes unstable during times of American weakness.  That weakness should never be self-imposed,” said the Moore campaign in a release.  “Our enemies will only stand down when America stands up.  Obama gutted America’s military in a way that not only encouraged our enemies but discouraged our allies and put longstanding relationships with friends like Israel at risk.  Alabama has always been a strong industrial supporter of our military, and we should maintain that role with pride.”

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The V to carry extended interview with Roy Moore on Sunday

December 8, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

For the past few weeks, following allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior by several women, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been mostly quiet, denying interview requests and refusing to answer questions at public appearances.

On Sunday, the “Voice of Alabama Politics” will air Moore’s first full interview with an Alabama news outlet in more than a month. That will include questions from host and “V” producer, Bill Britt, to Moore about the allegations against him and his recollections of that time in his life, nearly 40 years ago.

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Strange preaches bipartisanship, laments divides in farewell speech to Senate

December 8, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., called for bipartisanship and an end to “entrenched factionalism” between the two political parties as he gave his last speech on the Senate floor.

Strange will not be returning to the chamber as he lost the party primary to Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in September. Before Strange left, he gave his final speech to the Senate.

In the speech, Strange talked about a room in the U.S. Capital called the Marble Room. According to Strange, the room was used for senators to find a place of resting between long chamber meetings.

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