Main Super PAC that backed Strange won’t wade into Senate race for Moore just yet

October 11, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The main Republican Super PAC that bolstered Sen. Luther Strange’s primary bid won’t be wading into the competition between Chief Justice Roy Moore and his Democratic challenger, Doug Jones — at least, not just yet.

The Senate Leadership Fund — a PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel, R-Ky., and Republican leadership in the Senate — is believed to have spent between $8 – 9 million in the Alabama primary over the past few months in an attempt to prop up Strange and his campaign.

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Palin to rally with Judge Roy Moore tonight

September 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tonight, the Moore for Senate campaign will hold a debate watch party followed by a rally with special guest, former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in Montgomery.

“Well, Montgomery’s going to be buzzing tomorrow and I can’t wait!,” Moore campaign spokesperson, Hannah Ford, said on social media. “Join us down at the Train Station for a Debate Watch Party and Rally. Debate Watch Party begins at 5:30. Rally directly to follow.  Watch frontrunner Judge Roy Moore face off, Lincoln-Douglas style with the recent Bentley appointee, Luther Strange — streamed by the Palin Bus.

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More Scandals swirl around Strange’s campaign

September 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Many Alabama voters were already suspicious of the circumstances around former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s decision to appoint Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., to the U.S. Senate; now new allegations are swirling around Strange, his personal finances, and his campaign finance chair.

State Auditor Jim Zeigler revealed on Tuesday that Strange owns 16 percent of a company that sells VISAs to wealthy foreigners, mostly Chinese.

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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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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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Moore rejects Alabama Policy Institute involvement in debate

September 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Roy Moore announced that he would not be participating in the scheduled Alabama Policy Institute Senate debate at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama.

Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Moore said in a statement, “I have declined to participate in the Alabama Policy Institute (API) & Samford University US Senate Debate scheduled September 21st, because it was not disclosed to me or my campaign at the time the invitation was accepted, that the President of API, Caleb Crosby, also serves as the Treasurer for the Senate Leadership Fund.”

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What’s happens next in GOP Senate race?

August 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, political strategists and writers across Alabama and stretching all the way to the corridors of power in Washington, DC are still struggling to fully comprehend what just happened in Alabama’s Special Republican  Primary to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he was confirmed as US Attorney General.

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore (R) received the most votes from a crowded GOP field that included the sitting US Senator, a sitting US Congressman, one of the most powerful State Senators in Montgomery, the longtime head of the Alabama Christian Coalition, and a diverse collection of political newcomers.

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