Speaker McCutcheon endorses Roy Moore for Senate

October 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the Roy Moore U.S. Senate Campaign announced the endorsement of Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia.  The Moore Campaign said that McCutcheon’s endorsement reflects the strong support Judge Moore has received from state Republican elected officials ahead of the December 12th Special Election.

“I am pleased to add my name to the continually-growing list of those endorsing Judge Roy Moore in his bid to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions,” McCutcheon said Wednesday. “Judge Moore is the only candidate remaining in the race who holds the same conservative beliefs and moral values that most Alabamians share, and he is the only one who will follow in the footprints that Jeff Sessions left behind.”

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Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee endorse Roy Moore for US Senate

October 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Judge Roy Moore (R) for U.S. Senate campaign announced that it has received the endorsements of U.S. Senators Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and Mike Lee, R-Utah.

The Moore campaign said that Sen. Rand Paul has served in the United States Senate for six years and has earned a reputation for his stalwart defense of the Constitution, limited government and fiscal conservatism.

“Judge Roy Moore has spent a lifetime defending and standing up for the Constitution while fighting for the people of Alabama. We need more people in Washington, D.C. that will stand on principle and defend the Constitution. I look forward to welcoming him to the Senate very soon,” Sen. Rand Paul said.

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Doug Jones fundraising jumps to about $1.3 million, campaign says

October 17, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones has raised about $1.3 million, his campaign said, amounting to a drastic jump in his campaign fundraising, which struggled in the first months of the race.

Through July 31, during the primary in the first three months of the campaign, Jones’ campaign raised less than $300,000. At the end of the third quarter, Jones’ campaign now has more than $1 million in cash on hand, his campaign said.

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Lawyer asks AG for documents related to Luther Strange, 35th Avenue Superfund site

October 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Attorney David A Ludder, who is representing the environmentalist group GASP, is asking Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) to hand over documents that then AG Luther Strange (R) may have written or received concerning the controversial 35th Avenue Superfund site in North Birmingham.

As Attorney General, Luther Strange actively opposed a proposed expansion and prioritization of the 35th Avenue site, by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Human Rights Campaign endorses Doug Jones

October 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Repoter

The Human Rights Campaign announced that it was endorsing Democratic candidate Doug Jones for U.S. Senate.

Jones is running against former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R). Judge Moore has often clashed with the gay rights group over the years.

“Doug Jones has pledged to serve all Alabamians, including LGBTQ people,” said Eva Kendrick, HRC Alabama state director. “In this election, the choice between Roy Moore and Doug Jones could not be more stark. Moore has never passed up an opportunity to promote bigotry, division and extremism, while Doug Jones has staked his career on fairness, equality and a positive vision for Alabama’s future. HRC is proud to endorse Doug Jones and work to help him become the next U.S. Senator from the state of Alabama.”

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Judge Moore addresses Values Voter Summit

October 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore addressed the Value Voters Summit in Washington D.C. where he called Alabama’s U.S. Senate special election a “breakout opportunity” to take back our country and advance President Trump’s conservative agenda.

“Last November, with the election of Donald Trump, it was a day of great hope and enthusiasm. Today, we are seeing stagnation in Congress and this frustrates many Americans –  but I believe that we can Make America Great Again and this election is key to ensure that the America First agenda of President Trump becomes a reality,” Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore said.

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New poll has Moore leading Jones Senate race by eight points

October 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The special general election is now 60 days away, and Republican former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore appears to have a solid eight point lead over Democrat Clinton-era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones. Moore is leading in the poll by eight percentage points.

This poll was performed jointly by Montgomery-based Cygnal and L2, a national nonpartisan voter data and analytics provider.

“This race between Moore and Jones looks a lot like the Moore-Strange competition of the past few months. At this point, the data shows the result will be the same for Judge Moore come December,” Cygnal President Brent Buchanan said.

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Moore addresses Madison County Republicans

October 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore addressed the Madison County Republican Party Freedom Gala at the Jackson Center in Research Park.  Moore discussed the Senate race and his views on God.

“I have always admired this part of the state,” Moore said.  “It is so innovative.  I got to go through the Remington factory.  I saw more guns today than I saw in the military.”

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Marsh joins growing list of Republican leaders endorsing Moore

October 16, 2017

 By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the Moore campaign announced the endorsement of Alabama Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh, (R-Anniston). Marsh’s endorsement comes following Moore’s successful runoff campaign victory where Moore won 63 of Alabama’s 67 counties despite being outspent 12 to one. The Moore campaign says that they are receiving mounting support coming from all corners of the Republican Party as the GOP unites to defeat the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones in December.

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Byrne to serve as negotiator for annual Defense Bill

October 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, was appointed to serve as a member of the House conference committee for the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.

The NDAA is passed annually and sets policy and authorizes funding for the military.

A conference committee of House and Senate members has been formed because the two bodies passed different versions of the Fiscal Year 2018 NDAA. Byrne will serve on the conference committee as a representative from the Education and the Workforce Committee.

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