Gubernatorial candidate Scott Dawson calls for Medicaid work requirement

January 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, January 11, 2018, the Donald Trump Administration granted waivers to ten states (Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin) from the federal government to implement work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients.  Medicaid is an enormously expensive entitlement that costs both the states and the federal government billions of dollars.  Republican Gubernatorial candidate Scott Dawson asked:  “Why isn’t Alabama on this list?”

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Ivey qualifies for governor’s race

January 9, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey formally qualified for the 2018 Republican primary election at the Alabama Republican Party headquarters in Hoover, Alabama.

“This is an exciting day,” Ivey said. “I am a conservative and I want to continue to fight for Alabama families.”

Ivey said that since she has risen to governor, “Unemployment is now at an all-time record low. We are cleaning up Montgomery, and we are restoring conservative values to state government. We will continue to fight for more jobs and higher pay, safer streets, and improved schools for everyone.”

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Josh Jones announces he will not run for governor

January 8, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Businessman Josh Jones formally announced Thursday that he had suspended his campaign for governor as a Republican.

“I am thankful for the incredible people of Alabama,” Jones said. “Thank you for all the support and prayers through this process. Though this campaign has come to an end may we bind together and not let the establishment and ‘Old Alabama Politics’ continue to lead our great State into mediocrity. May God’s grace deliver a Statesman to lead!”

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Kay Ivey maintains lead in fundraising

January 5, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, the end-of-year campaign finance reports for gubernatorial candidates were made public on the Secretary of State’s website. Gov. Kay Ivey continues to maintain a substantial fundraising lead over all of her Republican opponents.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle finished the year with $1,190,303 in cash on hand. $974,430 less than Ivey has in her account.

Ivey reported going into the new year with $2,064,733 in cash.

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2018 Races to Watch

December 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The major party primaries are on June 5, 2018.  Formal major party candidate qualifying opens on January 9; but already politicos are looking ahead to these 2018 races.

In 2014 it was a question if Democrats were even going to find a candidate willing to run against the then very popular incumbent Governor, Robert Bentley; now the Republicans have a new incumbent and there are a host of Democrats who have already declared their candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Governor.  Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb is running.  So is former state Representative James Fields, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, LGBTQ activist Chris Countryman, and Center of Progress founder Jason Childs.

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Kay Ivey continues to lead in fundraising battle

November 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) continues to lead the field in campaign fundraising ahead of the 2018 primary.  The Governor closed October with a reported ending balance of $1,616,029.87 in her campaign account, more than any of her competitors, from either major party, for the state’s highest office.

Gov. Ivey reported raising cash contributions in October of $391,146.24.  Her campaign spent just $62,985.64 in October.

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Twinkle Cavanaugh endorses Roy Moore for US Senate

October 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Roy Moore for U.S. Senate campaign announced that Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R) has endorsed Moore for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions (R).

Cavanaugh said in a statement, “Voters across this nation overwhelmingly rejected the failed policies of the Obama era last November when they elected Donald Trump as President of the United States.  I am confident that the people of Alabama will send the same message to Washington this December when they elect Judge Roy Moore to the United States Senate.”

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Evangelist and gubernatorial candidate Scott Dawson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

October 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign announced the endorsement of noted Alabama evangelist, Scott Dawson, whose ministry has reached thousands of pastors and students across Alabama and the southeast through events like the Strength to Stand Tour and Conference.

“The person we must elect as our U.S. Senator on December 12th is Judge Roy Moore,” Dawson said.  “As a conservative, he shares my core values of being pro-life, supporting limited government and he is deeply committed to his Christian spiritual convictions.”

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Walt Maddox announces run for Governor

October 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced that he was running for Governor of Alabama as a Democrat.

Maddox released a video pledging to end Alabama’s crisis in leadership.

“I believe in Alabama and I believe in our potential which is why I believe that we must solve the crisis of leadership.  In the past 18 months, the Governor, the Speaker, the Chief Justice, and the Majority Leader have left office in shame. And, when courage was required, silence was the only response from Montgomery’s leaders,” Maddox said in a statement.

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Mike Huckabee endorses Scott Dawson for Governor

October 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee  endorsed Scott Dawson for Governor of Alabama.

Huckabee is an author, a former Fox News TV show host, a former pastor and twice a Republican candidate for president of the United States.

Huckabee made the endorsement of Dawson while on the popular “Rick and Bubba” radio show.

“Scott Dawson brings the right heart to the job, and I am thrilled to be with him,” the former governor said.

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