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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Moore camp: Son’s arrest has “nothing to do with the campaign”

October 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Roy Moore for Senate campaign responded to the arrest of his son, Caleb Moore on Monday for trespassing.

Bill Armistead, the Chairman for the Roy Moore for U. S. Senate Campaign made the following statement on Caleb Moore’s arrest for trespassing: “This is a personal matter involving an alleged hunting violation by Judge Moore’s son Caleb over eleven months ago which has nothing to do with the campaign.”

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SCOTUS hears gerrymandering case

October 4, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

A Supreme Court decision that could affect Alabama started hearing arguments today in Washington.

Gill v. Whitford involves Wisconsin’s state Legislative districts, which some have considered to be extremely partisan.

The New York Times and other national outlets reported that justices on the Supreme Court of the United States were hesitant to make any real decision in the case. Newly-appointed Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch said he didn’t think a formula could be made to combat partisan redistricting.

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McLure supports public prayer at high school football games

September 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Attorney General candidate Sam McLure called for solidarity with Lee County Board of Education officials and students after they were targeted by the Freedom from Religion Foundation.

The Lee County Board of Education banned their traditional public prayer before Football games after receiving a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

“For decades, radical activist atheists have been running-a-muck … bringing destruction on the very foundations of our liberty,” McLure said. “First, they took prayer out of the school day, then they advocated for the right to kill the unborn. Now, the lines are being drawn again in Lee County. They are coming after our youth once again by telling them they are no longer allowed to engage in student-led prayer before a football game.”
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Senate Republican primary runoff is today 

September 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Republican voters across Alabama will go to the polls today, Tuesday, Sept. 26, to decide who will represent the Republican Party in the state’s general election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he was appointed to U.S. attorney general.

A primary election for the position of U.S. senator was called by Gov. Kay Ivey for Dec. 12, 2017. The major party primaries were on Aug. 15. Doug Jones won the Democratic primary outright. Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., are the candidates in the Republican runoff today.

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Roy Moore, Luther Strange pledge to support US Term Limits amendment

September 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Term Limits, the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praised Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Luther Strange for signing its congressional term limits pledge. Strange joins Roy Moore, also an Alabama U.S. Senate candidate, in taking the term limits oath.

In Nov. 2016, U.S. Term Limits had more than 50 pledge signers in Congress.

“Strange ‘s and Moore’s commitment to returning to citizen government in Washington, D.C. is a beacon that should be followed by candidates across the nation,” USTL President Philip Blumel said on the candidates’ pledges.

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Ivey-appointee Will Sellers to seek full term on Supreme Court

September 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Will Sellers announced that he will seek election for a full term on the court in 2018.

“I am grateful to Governor Kay Ivey for appointing me to the Alabama Supreme Court,” Sellers said. “I have now served three full months on the Court, and I intend to qualify to run in the June 2018 Republican primary.”

“Since my appointment, I have received an outpouring of support from my fellow lawyers and business leaders throughout Alabama,” Sellers said. “I thoroughly enjoy my work on the Court, and it is a privilege to serve alongside Chief Justice Lyn Stuart and the other associate justices. I know our work makes a big difference to the people of Alabama, who recognize the need for a strong judicial branch of government.”

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Justice Terry Butts, the Alabama Second Amendment, Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar endorse Roy Moore

September 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, retired Alabama Supreme Court Justice Terry Butts, the gun rights group Alabama Second Amendment and U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., all announced their endorsements of Roy Moore in the Republican Senate runoff race.

“I have known and worked with Judge Roy Moore for the last 20 years,” Butts said. “He is a man of integrity, a leader, and a constitutional scholar. Judge Moore has spent his entire life in service and now is the time for him to serve the great State of Alabama and the United States of America as our U.S. Senator.

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Chief Justice Lyn Stuart celebrates Constitution Day at AUM

September 20, 2017

By Chandler Walker
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Chief Justice Lyn Stuart paid a visit to Auburn University at Montgomery’s campus to celebrate the 228th anniversary of Constitution Day, which was actually this past Sunday, Sep. 17. Stuart, among others, engaged in a panel to discuss this year’s Constitution Day theme, “Freedom of Speech in our Democracy.” Other panel members present included: Dr. Nicholas Howard, an assistant professor in the political science and public administration Department; Dr. Linda Dennard, another professor in the same department; and David Hughes, also a professor in political science department, who acted as mediator.

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Alabama Forestry Association endorses Strange

September 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the Alabama Forestry Association urged their membership to vote for U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala.

“The headline in the Montgomery Advertiser on October 6, 2014 read ‘U.S. Supreme Court rejects Alabama school-funding case.’ We can (and should) thank Luther Strange for this victory,” the group wrote in a release on their website.

“There have been several important landmark dates in the history of the Alabama Forestry Association; the election that defeated Bob Riley’s $1 billion tax hike (Amendment One) and the transfer of power in the Statehouse in 2010 come quickly to mind,” the AFA wrote “However, the final disposition of the Lynch v. State of Alabama lawsuit has to be the most important for Alabama’s landowners.”

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