Mike Huckabee endorses Roy Moore

September 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee announced on his website that he has endorsed Roy Moore for U.S. Senate in the Republican special primary election runoff.

Huckabee said in a statement, “Frankly, I wasn’t planning on making an endorsement in the runoff in the GOP US Senate primary race. I don’t have personal relationships with either of the two candidates and neither of them supported me in either of my campaigns for President so I had no political obligation to get involved. I have good friends in Alabama whose support is split between Senator Luther Strange, who was ‘strangely’ appointed to the post by disgraced Governor Robert Bentley who made the appointment just as he was shown the door and resigned from office, and Judge Roy Moore, who is famous for his fights to preserve the display of the 10 Commandments on State property. But recent events made me realize that if the GOP establishment is horrified at the notion of Judge Moore being elected, then by all means, let’s hope the wonderful people of Alabama make Judge Moore into Senator Moore!”

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Moore addresses Etowah County Republicans

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 19, 2017, Senate Candidate Roy Moore (R) was in Rainbow City for a breakfast meeting with the Etowah County Republican Party.  A packed crowd was on hand to hear from the Etowah County native following his first place finish in the August 15 Republican Senate special election primary.

Judge Moore told his fellow Etowah County Republicans, “This is home.  This is where I was born and reared and where I will die.”

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Tankersley Exit Interview: Final 

August 7, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

“Somebody should do something.”

After nearly five years of being rebuffed for his common-sense stance on the Ethics Commission, Dr. Stewart Hill Tankersley is doing something significant: Exposing institutional corruption and the particular failings of the Commission, sworn to hold every public official to the letter of the law.

Tankersley’s interview with APR confirms what close observers of the Commission have seen over the years.  By peeling back the ugly mechanisms of an almost lawless Commission, Tankersley has exposed  members who routinely entertain ex parte meetings with those seeking favorable outcomes on advisory opinions. Will it stop?  Will these revelations curtail the practice of granting sweetheart rulings for lawyers, lobbyists and their well-heeled clients? Will the Legislature step in and follow through on the ethics reform package prepared by the Attorney General’s Office for last session?

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John Giles endorses Roy Moore

August 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 3, 2017, the Judge Roy Moore for US Senate campaign announced the endorsement of business leader, conservative activist, and past President of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, John Giles.

Former Christian Coalition Giles said, “Judge Roy Moore is a proven, tried and tested principled man of character.  The judge is the perfect candidate for this job because he is Jeff Sessions on steroids.  He will stand up for the values of Alabama and will never bow or be drawn into the mire of the Washington establishment.”
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Strange allies launch attacks on Roy Moore

August 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, the Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) controlled National Republican Senate Leadership Committee (NRSLC) unleashed an ad attacking the ethics of Roy Moore (R) and his wife, Kayla. The ad was blasted as misleading by the Moore campaign.

Moore campaign manager Bill Armistead said, “Mitch McConnell has failed to provide the leadership in the Senate to implement President Trump’s agenda including repealing Obamacare.  Now his henchmen at the Senate Leadership Fund have failed to be truthful in their vicious attacks on Judge Roy Moore. Shame on them!”
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What kind of change will come?

July 10, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

When the Alabama Republican Party swept into power during the November 2010 elections, they promised us change. In his book, Storming the State House, Mike Hubbard wrote of that November evening, “It would fundamentally change the direction of Alabama, and of my own life, forever.”

Republicans have controlled Alabama’s State government for nearly seven years, and the only justification they offer for their shortcomings is, “It would have been worse under the Democrats.”
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Ainsworth launches campaign with down-home flair, commitment to ethics, jobs, and reform

June 26, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

On Saturday evening, a packed house at Guntersville City Hall celebrated with State Rep. Will Ainsworth as he announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor. He said, “After a lot of prayer, and a lot of council, it’s time for a new day in Alabama, and I’m excited to announce my candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama.”

Ainsworth represents a new wave of young lawmakers, not looking for a job but wanting to make a difference. “I’m not a career politician, and I don’t play by their rules. Running for Lt. Governor isn’t about a career or making a living for me, this is about what kind of Alabama we’re going to pass on to the next generation.”‘
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Task Force examines budget and finds surprises

May 31, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Legislature is taking a serious look at the State’s budgeting process to make data-driven decisions on how best to address the reoccurring fiscal challenges facing our State. An Interim Report on Budget Reform prepared by the Joint Task Force on Budget Reform (JTF) released on May 11 of this year, shows many surprising facts, and offers some hope for remedies to decades of old problems.
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Legislative Session is winding down

May 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

There are only six Legislative days left in the 2017 Alabama Legislative Session. There is still an awful lot of work to do however.

The primary purpose of even having Legislative Sessions is to pass the budgets. The State General Fund (SGF) budget was passed in the Senate on Thursday. The House passed the Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget on Wednesday. Both Houses have now passed both budgets. Both Houses however have to vote on whether or not to concur with changes made by the other house.
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Reports say House Leadership will resurrect Gas Tax

May 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Very powerful, very wealthy special interests support spending more taxpayer money on road construction projects and they spend a lot of money on elections so that they get their way in the Alabama Legislature.

Two weeks, ago the Alabama House of Representatives carried over a controversial bill sponsored by State Representative Bill Poole (R-Tuscaloosa) when it became obvious that bipartisan opposition would defeat the bill on the BIR vote. Since the bill was carried over it could be brought back at any time at the call of the chair.
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