Senate support for Poarch Creek legal fix in jeopardy

January 23, 2018

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians celebrated a short victory when the U.S. House of Representatives approved a Land Reaffirmation Act that addresses a legal technicality that potentially jeopardized the tribe’s reservation status.

However, over the weekend, the Alabama Political Reporter confirmed that Alabama’s Republican Senior U.S. Senator Richard Shelby would not support the measure in the Senate, effectively dooming the legislation, according to highly-placed sources on The Hill.

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Opinion | “They May as Well Move the Capitol to Tuscaloosa”

January 18, 2018

By Steve Flowers
Inside the Statehouse

Awhile back, during Dr. Robert Bentley’s tenure as governor, I wrote a column entitled, “They May as Well Move the Capitol to Tuscaloosa.” Never before in Alabama history has a city had a sitting governor and the state’s senior U.S. Senator hail from that particular place. Even with the departure of Bentley as governor, the Druid City has an inordinate amount of presence in the state’s political sphere of influence.
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Richard Shelby Wins Primary Fight

March 2, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, March 1, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) steamrolled a crowded list of GOP challengers to take the Alabama Republican Party nomination for US Senate. The Associated Press called the outcome at 9:30 p.m., but that had more to do with problems with the Secretary of State’s website than with any real suspense.

Sen. Shelby said in a statement, “I am honored that the people of Alabama have once again trusted me to be the Republican nominee for the United States Senate. Serving as your Senator is a privilege and responsibility that I do not take lightly, and I will continue to stand up against big government for all Alabamians and Americans. Tonight’s victory would not be possible without the countless volunteers and supporters who worked to help me advance our conservative message across the state. I am grateful for each and every vote I received today, and I look forward to continuing the conservative fight in the General Election.”
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Senator Shelby Stands Up for Our Nation and Alabama Jobs

February 1, 2016

By Sen. Arthur Orr

With the growing threat of ISIS and other terrorist groups around the world who want to do us harm, it is important now more than ever that our leaders prioritize keeping us safe.  Alabama plays a key role in that goal by being the home to where our nation’s most secure, reliable, and advanced rockets are built.  In Decatur, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) builds the Atlas V and Delta IV rockets which launch our nation’s military, NASA, and commercial satellites into space. The ULA plant employs or directly contracts with close to 1,000 Alabamians across north Alabama.
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Richard Shelby: Curing the Disease by Killing the Economy

December 11, 2015

By Ron Crumpton
Democratic Candidate for United States Senate

In a recent op-ed on Dodd-Frank by my opponent Senator Richard Shelby, he promotes the idea that intrusive regulations that were put in place in by a congress bent on politicizing the Wall Street crisis as means of placing arbitrary one size fits all regulations on small banks that had nothing to do with the crisis. He also suggests his newly proposed legislation would solve all the problems caused by the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but these claims are untrue.
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Crumpton Says that Nana Has Electability Problems

November 11, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

ron-crumptonOn Friday, November 6 Ron Crumpton, 47, qualified to run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Senator Richard Shelby (R); but first Crumpton must win the Democratic Primary against Charles Nana.  In a statement on Friday, Crumpton said that Nana, a Black immigrant from Cameroon, has electability problems in this state.

Crumpton wrote, “Today, I qualified with the Alabama Democratic Party and will appear on their primary ballot on March 1, 2016.  We have been on the campaign trail for months, and it looked like we were going to be able to avoid a primary, but, yesterday, Charles Nana qualified and will be my opponent on March 1st.”
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Crumpton Campaign Close to Goal

November 3, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, November 2 Ron Crumpton announced that he is close to having raised enough money to pay the Alabama Democratic Party qualifying fee for the office of U.S. Senator.  Beating a 30 year incumbent is daunting enough but doing it without some help from your friends and donors is probably impossible, which is why Crumpton issued an urgent plea a few weeks ago for more campaign cash.
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Shelby Addresses Young Republicans

August 24, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 20, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) was at The Club in Birmingham, to speak to the Greater Birmingham Young Republicans at their annual summer luncheon.

Shelby began by praising Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan: “She is determined to make the Republican Party Stronger, and more viable that it has ever been.”  Shelby told Lathan, “I am proud to work with you.” 
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Senate Could Vote on Stripping Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding Today

August 3, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The US Senate could vote as early as today on legislation that would strip Planned Parenthood of over $500 million a year in Federal grants and funding to provide health care services to women.  All of that money would go elsewhere to continue to provide those non-abortion related services to women. The nation’s largest abortion provider has been rocked by a series of undercover videos made by a group that staunchly opposes the practice and is alleging that Planned Parenthood is trafficking in fetal body parts for profits, allegations that Planned Parenthood had denied.
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Shelby, Byrne Receive ACU Conservative Achievement Award

May 13, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) and US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) both released statements following the American Conservative Union (ACU) awards ceremony where they received the ACU Conservative Achievement Award for their conservative voting record in the second session of the 113th Congress.

Sen. Shelby said, “It is an honor to receive the ACU Conservative Achievement Award for my voting record in the United States Senate. I hear from my constituents every day about their dissatisfaction with the growing role of government in their lives and their desire for leaders in Washington to stand up for conservative principles. I remain committed to fighting for a smaller, more effective government to give all Americans an opportunity to succeed.”
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