Tom Parker qualifies for chief justice

January 9, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Parker was at Alabama Republican Party headquarters filing papers to qualify to run for chief justice.

“I am known as a strong social conservative,” Parker told reporters.

“With President Trump leading the fight to decentralize the federal regulatory state and restore our Tenth Amendment rights, the radical left is turning to blue cities in red states to move their agenda forward,” Parker said in a statement. “That’s why the Alabama Supreme Court needs strong, conservative leadership to push back against any unconstitutional infringement of citizens’ rights and why I’m running to provide that leadership.”

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Moore holds election eve rally with Steve Bannon, other supporters in Midland

December 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, December 11, 2017, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore held a “Drain the Swamp rally” in Midland just 13 hours before Alabama voters go to the polls to decide whether they want to vote for Moore or Democrat Doug Jones to be their senator, replacing Jeff Sessions (R) who vacated the seat to become U.S. attorney general.

“We are not going to stand by and let people from out of state and California control this election,” Judge Roy Moore said. “Three years before I was born, 1944, America was in crisis. We were at war with Adolph Hitler and the armies of Nazi Germany.” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said on the radio that many would die in that war; but we had faith. Three years later I was born. “In the 1960s, we started to forget God and we started to forget where our strength comes from.”

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For Moore’s core supporters, this election goes much deeper than policy or politics

December 12, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

For Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s core group of voters, this special election is about much more than politics or policy. At its core, Tuesday’s vote isn’t about taxes and it’s not about Steve Bannon, Donald Trump or even Democrat Doug Jones.

When Moore’s staunchest supporters walk into a polling place Tuesday, first and foremost on their mind will be a world that appears to be fundamentally shifting away from them — a political and social reality that not only feels uncomfortable but even hostile.

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Moore campaign threatens to sue anti-Moore super PAC Highway 31

December 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Roy Moore Senate campaign blasted an ad paid for by the Highway 31 super PAC as “patently false.”

The campaign announced in a statement that they have issued cease and desist letters demanding that television stations remove the ad from the air immediately.

The letter specifically calls out the ad for what the Moore campaign says are its “quoting third-hand gossip and repeating outright falsehoods.”

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Poll: Alabama Republican voters embrace Roy Moore

December 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

A new CBS poll, conducted by YouGov, released over the weekend shows that Doug Jones’ tactic of winning using  accusations that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore liked to date teenagers, when he was in his 30s, appears to be a disastrous failure.

According to a poll of 1,073 registered voters, if the election were held today: Moore would win handily with 49 percent of the vote. Democratic Clinton era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones would get just 43 percent.  Four percent said that they would vote for someone else – there are at least four different write-in campaigns to choose from. Four percent are still undecided.

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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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Roy Moore says he is being “harassed” by the media, threatens lawsuit against AL.com

November 15, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

An attorney for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, his wife Kayla Moore and their Foundation for Moral Law is demanding retractions from AL.com over the news site’s coverage of recent sexual misconduct allegations against Moore.

In a letter addressed to AL.com’s attorney, Moore’s attorney demanded a retraction over what he said was “false,” “malicious” and “careless” reporting. The attorney, Trenton R. Garmon, said he is preparing to file a lawsuit against AL.com and its reporters. Garmon threatened a lawsuit against the Washington Post last week for their reporting on Moore’s financial dealings with the Foundation.

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Roy Moore fires up MARC meeting

November 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore was the keynote speaker at the Mid Alabama Republican Club meeting in Birmingham. Moore denied the Washington Post allegations that he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl in 1979.

“Now I want to address something that some people have come here to hear about,” Moore said in front of 50 or so supporters, turning his attention to the media who came to Alabama to report on this. “Shortly after becoming the Republican nominee for the United States Senate, the Washington Post began an attack on the Foundation for Moral Law, on my wife, and on me. For weeks, we read about my salary which they distorted, about taxes where they said we were paid money we never got. But we endured that.”

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Appointed Chief Justice Lyn Stuart to run for a full term

October 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Chief Justice Lyn Stuart (R) announced that she is seeking election as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Stuart has been a judge for 29 years and has served on the Alabama Supreme Court since 2001. She was appointed chief justice by Governor Kay Ivey (R) in April 2017, after former Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) retired to run for U.S. Senate.  Stuart was already an associate justice and had been the acting chief justice since Moore had been suspended for failing to order Alabama’s probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  When Ivey formally elevated Stuart, she appointed Montgomery attorney Will Sellers (R) to the Court to fill Stuart’s seat.

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Roy Moore to headline Madison County Republican Party Freedom Gala

October 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Madison County Republican Executive Committee will present the 2nd biennial Freedom Gala: A Celebration of Freedom on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Jackson Center in Research Park in Huntsville. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore will be the Keynote Speaker.

Moore is a life-long Alabamian and outspoken constitutional conservative that has stood up for liberty and religious freedom his entire career. He is an alumnus of Etowah High School in Attalla, Alabama, and an alumnus of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Arts and Engineering. Moore also has a 1977 law degree from the University of Alabama.

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