Alabama leaders largely enthusiastic following Trump’s State of the Union speech

January 31, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, President Donald Trump delivered an upbeat State of the Union speech that was well received by conservatives.

“Tonight, President Trump made clear his commitment to the American people and to improving the quality of life for everyone. By protecting our borders, strengthening our military and creating an environment that enhances domestic economic growth, the president underlined his commitment to national security. I echo his call to further improve our economy through continued deregulation, low taxes and investment in infrastructure,” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said in a statement.

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US Senate votes down Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

January 30, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, in a stunning defeat for Pro-Life Americans, the U.S. Senate failed to vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This law would have prohibited abortions after 20 weeks.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan was critical of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, who voted against the pro-life bill.

“After today’s vote, we now see Senator Doug Jones’ true colors,” Chairman Lathan said. “We will not forget his vote to block this bill banning late-term abortions. It is disgraceful that Senator Jones, who claims to want to ‘give voice to the challenges that face so many of our most vulnerable Americans’ would refuse to be a voice for the most vulnerable of them all: innocent lives in the womb. As one of the strongest pro-life states in the nation, Alabamians will hold Senator Jones accountable for this vote and every move he makes in the future regarding legislation that supports life at all stages.”

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Ivey qualifies for governor’s race

January 9, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey formally qualified for the 2018 Republican primary election at the Alabama Republican Party headquarters in Hoover, Alabama.

“This is an exciting day,” Ivey said. “I am a conservative and I want to continue to fight for Alabama families.”

Ivey said that since she has risen to governor, “Unemployment is now at an all-time record low. We are cleaning up Montgomery, and we are restoring conservative values to state government. We will continue to fight for more jobs and higher pay, safer streets, and improved schools for everyone.”

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President Trump “likes” Doug Jones, thinks Moore concession probably “should have already happened”

December 15, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

While Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore continues to prolong his senatorial bid past its apparent expiration date, President Donald Trump is already moving on, forging a path for a potential relationship with Alabama’s new senator.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday, when asked if Trump thinks Moore should give his concession speech now, said Trump has been clear.

“I think the President’s position is pretty clear.  In his outreach to Doug Jones directly, he called and they spoke yesterday,” Sanders said. “He likes Doug Jones and looks forward to meeting him in person, and hopes that he will come and follow through on his commitment to work with the President on some things that they agree on.”

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Republican National Committee announces support for Moore after previously cutting ties

December 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, December 5, 2917 The Republican National Committee announced that it was resuming its support for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said in a statement regarding the RNC’s continued support for Moore.

“The Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, has contacted us and confirmed that the RNC is transferring funds to the Alabama Republican Party for the Roy Moore campaign for the December 12 U.S. Senate election,” Lathan said. “We are grateful for the RNC’s partnership with the ALGOP in this race. We are also thankful for President Trump’s recent show of support in highlighting the major policy differences between the left-wing Democrat, Doug Jones, and the constitutional conservative, Republican Roy Moore.”

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More county elected officials join the Republican Party

November 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The 2018 elections are approaching and more Alabama elected officials are becoming members of the Republican Party.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made a statement welcoming the new ALGOP elected officials:

“Today, because of our strong county Republican parties, the ALGOP is thriving,” Lathan Said. “Now, 60 percent of all partisan elected officials in Alabama are Republican. With our steadfast conservative supporters, we can truly say we have a successful and well-equipped team. Our roots are deep and our message is clear as we prepare for the 2018 Alabama Primary Elections. Adding these valuable new members only helps to strengthen and grow our party.”

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Trump comes to Moore’s aid

November 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Sunday, President Donald Trump blasted Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones on Twitter.

The Judge Moore for Senate responded on social media: “While the Republican establishment, liberal Democrats, and the mainstream media continue to wage an unprecedented campaign of personal destruction against our campaign, the people of Alabama are putting aside all the #FakeNews noise to make a crucial decision on December 12th.”

“And just like President Trump, the people of Alabama know full well that the last thing our state or nation needs is another Schumer/Pelosi puppet in Washington!” the Moore campaign stated.

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Greater Birmingham Young Republicans revokes support of Roy Moore

November 17, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Republican Party is sticking by Senate hopeful Roy Moore, but some of the party’s younger members are distancing themselves from the controversial candidate after several women levied accusations of sexual misconduct against him.

The Greater Birmingham Young Republicans, a group which represents young republicans between the ages of 18 and 40, voted Thursday to censure and revoke its support of Roy Moore.

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GOP Steering Committee flees meeting without announcing a decision about Moore

November 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Republican Party’s Steering Committee met for three hours in a closed meeting Wednesday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel to decide the fate of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been deluged by national criticism after allegations of misconduct in the late 1970s were first published by the Washington Post.

The 21 member ALGOP steering committee slipped out of the building in the night without addressing the gathered media or releasing a statement.  Reportedly the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee did not decertify Roy Moore as the Republican nominee.  Reportedly the Alabama Republican Party remains behind Roy Moore…for now.

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GOP chair warns Republican office-holders against supporting write-in candidates

November 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Republican Party

Sunday, Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan told the Alabama Political Reporter that she has not even heard of any GOP elected official or candidate that is even considering running as a write-in candidate against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, and Lathan warned GOP officials and candidates not to endorse Doug Jones or a write-in campaign.

“It would be a serious error for any current elected GOP official or candidate to publicly endorse another party’s candidate, an independent, a third party or a write in candidate in a general election as well,” Lathan said. “I have heard of no GOP elected official or candidate that is even considering this option.”

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