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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ALGOP Chair, Steering Committee reprimand Hooper

October 13, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Crenshaw County Republicans and some on the ALGOP steering committee are still seething over self-proclaimed Alabama Trump Victory chairman, Perry O. Hooper Jr., inserting himself into a recent local event.

The rift came to a head at Wednesday’s ALGOP Steering Committee meeting according to multiple sources with knowledge of the event but are not authorized to speak on the record. According to these sources, ALGOP Chair Terry Lathan felt there was no need to address Hooper’s unrelenting self-aggrandizing political activities, but the rest of the committee disagreed. After some discussion, the committee unanimously approved that Lathan would send Hooper an official reprimand.

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Arrangements for Rep. Jim Patterson

October 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The final arrangements for state Rep. Jim Patterson, R-Meridianville, were announced on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Meridianville First Baptist Church in Meridianville, Alabama.

A Celebration of Life will follow on Friday at 2 p.m. at Hazel Green High School Gymnasium in Hazel Green, Alabama.

“The Alabama Republican Party is deeply saddened to hear of Representative Jim Patterson’s sudden passing,”  Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan remembered Alabama GOP House member Jim Patterson in a statement. “A public servant, father, husband, colleague and friend, Representative Patterson was dearly loved. His presence will be sorely missed throughout our state and in the halls of the state house.”

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Crenshaw County Republican Party welcomes new elected officials

October 5, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

(Update Thursday, October 5 at 8:05 pm the below event that was scheduled for Friday has been cancelled, and has not yet been rescheduled.)

The Crenshaw County Republican Executive Committee recently welcomed two former Democrat elected officials to the ALGOP: Commissioner Michelle Stephens and Commissioner Merrill Sport.

Crenshaw County Republican Party Chairman William Rayborn made the following statement regarding the new Party members: “The Crenshaw County Republican Executive Committee is excited to welcome Commissioner Michelle Stephens and Commissioner Merrill Sport to the Alabama Republican Party. We look forward to working with this exciting duo of commissioners. Additionally, we look forward to the leadership of our first female Republican commissioner. Both our county and state party members take this opportunity to welcome Mrs. Stephens and Mr. Sport and support their efforts to uphold the values we all share.”

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Reaction to US Senate primary runoff

September 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the voters of Alabama selected Roy Moore to be the GOP candidate in the race to fill the Senate seat of Jeff Sessions , now U.S. attorney general.  Leaders from across Alabama and beyond congratulated Moore on the victory.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said in a statement: “One of my first acts as governor was to move the special election date so it was held in compliance with the law. Now the people have had their say.”

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Reaction to Hammon guilty plea

September 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, former House Majority Leader Mickey Hammon, R-Decatur, plead guilty to federal mail fraud charges.  Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan denounced Hammon saying that the former number two man in the House leadership had failed to honor his oath.

“The people of Alabama expect our elected officials to uphold high standards and make ethical decisions as they follow the laws of our state. It is a great disappointment that now former State Representative Mickey Hammon let his constituents down by failing to honor his oath of office in choosing to defy the law,” Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said in a statement.

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Lathan is confident in the voters ahead of primary

September 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama GOP Chairman Terry Lathan is confident that voters will get behind the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate left vacant by Jeff Sessions’ appointment to U.S. attorney general.

On Thursday, former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore faced off against former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange in the first and only debate in their highly contested runoff for the U.S. Senate seat. The Republican runoff will be on Tuesday but, whether it is Moore or Strange to be elected, they will have to face Democratic nominee Doug Jones on Dec. 12.

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Republican leadership gathers in Troy for summer meeting

September 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Republicans from across Alabama gathered at Troy University in Troy for the summer meeting of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee.

Rick Dearborn, who is the deputy chief of staff for the Trump White House was the featured speaker at the event. Dearborn was formerly Senator Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff. He, Sessions and former Sessions staffer, Stephen Miller, are all playing key roles in the administration of President Donald J. Trump. Dearborn praised Senator Sessions and was optimistic and upbeat about his service in the Trump administration.

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ACCA responds to article about resolution critical of Lathan

August 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Alabama County Commission Association (ACCA) Executive Director Sonny Brasfield spoke with the Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about our story earlier that day on a recent resolution the ACCA Board of Directors passed demanding that Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan retract and/or apologize for an email she sent during the Legislative Session criticizing Brasfield and the ACCA staff.

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Alabama Republicans support Jeff Sessions

June 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding allegations that Donald J. Trump colluded with the Russian government to defeat Hillary R. Clinton (D) in the 2016 election. Most Alabama Republican leaders remain skeptical of the allegations and still support AG Jeff Sessions and President Trump.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said in a statement following US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an individual of the highest character and moral fiber. The public testimony he gave to the Senate Intelligence Committee today clearly proves this. He volunteered to testify openly so all of America could hear his truth.”
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