Baldwin County Young Republicans vote to continue supporting Moore

November 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Baldwin County Young Republicans announced that they unanimously had decided to break with the policy of the Alabama Federation of Young Republicans and were going to continue to support Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Tuesday evening, the group contacted the Alabama Political Reporter to announce the decision.

“In light of many young republican groups rescinding their support for the republican candidate we have decided that we will continue to support Judge Roy Moore,” the group said. “Because We believe in the sacred principles of the American judicial system that being, ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ However, we will address the allegations with intellectual honesty, because we firmly believe that character is as important as policy when electing public officials. That being said, if the allegations are proven to be true beyond a reason of doubt, either before or after the election, then our stance is subject to change. But as of now we will not sell out the republican candidate to unproven allegations.”

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The Senate probably can’t stop Moore if he wins the election

November 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, November 19, 2017, when the Washington Post first broke the story about women coming forward with accusations against Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore from decades ago, many in the Washington establishment, including Moore nemesis Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and National Republican Senate Leadership Committee Chairman Senate Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, suggested that Judge Moore if elected would not be seated in the Senate and if seated he would be expelled.  Those bold claims are starting to unravel as cooler heads look at what the actual law says.

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Young Republican Federation of Alabama divided in decision to suspend support for Roy Moore

November 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, November 18, 2017, the Young Republican Federation of Alabama (YRFA) Steering Committee passed a resolution suspending their support for Roy Moore’s candidacy for the United States Senate by a supermajority vote. The resolution also calls for Roy Moore to step aside as the Republican nominee if he is unable or unwilling to clearly and convincingly refute the allegations against him.

“The YRFA is a diverse organization with clubs all over the state of Alabama,” said YRFA Chairman Jackie Curtiss. “We understand, respect, and appreciate that there are varying opinions on this issue within our Federation. We also encourage and welcome individual clubs to speak out on this issue according to the conscience of their membership.”
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New poll has Doug Jones with a five-point lead

November 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, a new poll by Gravis indicates that Doug Jones has surged to the lead in the U.S. Senate race in the aftermath of accusations from several women claiming that Judge Roy Moore may have acted inappropriately with some young ladies on the Gadsden singles’ scene in the 1970s.

The new poll shows 47 percent support for Clinton era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones (D) for Senate. Moore, who has led throughout, has dropped to just 42 percent support. Eleven percent reported that they were now uncertain who they would vote for.
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Moore accuses establishment Republicans led by Mitch McConnell with trying to sabotage his campaign

November 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Friday accused establishment Republicans of, “Colluding with the Obama-Clinton Machine behind-the-scenes in a desperate effort to sabotage my campaign.”

Judge Moore’s comments were in a fundraising letter sent out to supporters urging them to contribute to his campaign.  Moore’s campaign has been left having to depend on only his network of small individual donors after the Republican National Committee (RNC) pulled its people and resources out of the state on Tuesday and reneged on an agreement to help provide support for Moore in the general election.

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The ALGOP Steering Committee votes to continue supporting Roy Moore

November 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

After a week of speculation, the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee reaffirmed its support for U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said in a statement regarding the U.S. Senate election: “On Wednesday evening, the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee, comprised of 21 members, met to discuss the events and circumstances regarding the December 12 U.S. Senate race.  The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race.”

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Moore signed divorce order in one of accuser’s divorce cases

November 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Roy Moore’s attorney Phillip Jauregui and Moore campaign Chairman Bill Armistead provided the media with documents showing that Moore had been Beverly Nelson, one of his accusers, divorce judge.

They also presented evidence that the signature in the yearbook was possibly copied from Moore’s signature in the divorce order.

“As it turns out ,in 1999, Ms. Nelson filed a divorce action against her then-husband, Mr. Harris,” Jaregui said. “Guess who that case was before? It was filed in Etowah County and the judge assigned was Roy S. Moore.”

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Twelve women vouch for Roy Moore’s character

November 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Republican Party Establishment in Washington has challenged Roy Moore to prove that he is not a sexual predator after five women have come forward saying that they had inappropriate contacts with Moore in the late 1970s.

Moore grew up in rural Gallant, Alabama.  He went to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  Moore served as a Captain of a military police company in the Vietnam War.  After his discharge from service, Moore went to the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa.

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Republican Steering Committee will meet to decide whether to support Moore

November 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today, the Alabama Republican Steering Committee will meet to decide the fate of Roy Moore’s campaign for U.S. Senate.

Conservatives are urging the 21-member committee to announce that they are backing the Republican nominee, Roy Moore, despite allegations from multiple women, first reported by the Washington Post, that Moore acted inappropriately with them during the late 1970s.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and the powerful Washington Republican establishment are urging the committee to de-certify Moore as the Alabama Republican Party candidate and to free Republican officeholders and candidates to support a write-in candidate that is more acceptable to Senate leaders and would be less divisive.

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Shelby County Republican Executive Committee votes unanimously to support Judge Roy Moore

November 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Shelby County Republican Executive Committee met and issued a unanimous resolution supporting Roy Moore for U.S. Senate.

A draft of the resolution was obtained by Alabama Political Reporter prior to the meeting, and it reads:

WHEREAS, on December 12, 2017, voters have the opportunity to elect and send a Republican senator to represent the great state of Alabama in Washington, D.C.

WHEREAS, one of the primary purposes of the Shelby County Republican Party is to promote the election of Republicans to public office,

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