Moore supporters seek revenge against Sen. Shelby

January 15, 2018

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A group of Judge Roy Moore’s supporters is planning to introduce a resolution to censure Alabama’s U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby because he publicly stated that he “couldn’t vote for Roy Moore,” as reported by Politico on Saturday.

It’s no small irony that a faction of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee is tarring Sen. Shelby with half-truths and lies just like The Washington Post is accused of doing with Judge Moore.

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Mike Sparks announces his candidacy in Senate District 13

September 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Michael “Mike” Sparks, the director of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, announced that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for the Alabama state Senate District 13.

“I’m thrilled to be making this announcement,” Sparks said. “Our elected officials work for us, but I think some of them lose sight of that from time to time. I know how government works and I know how to make it work better. I can help make government smaller, more transparent and more accountable to the taxpayer. That’s why I’m running for the state senate.”

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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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Opposition to Bentley’s Confederate Flag Removal is Trying to Organize

June 25, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday June 24, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) ordered all Confederate flags to be removed from State grounds.  There was no vote of the people, no public hearings, no court case, no vote of the Alabama Legislature.  Gov. Bentley just gave the order and workers began immediately removing all the Confederate Flags, including their poles from Confederate Memorials in Montgomery.  There was no fanfare, no ceremony, no bugler, no reverence for history or moment of silence as the flags were taken down.
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Dial Says Term Dedicated to Making Alabama “Even Better”

November 12, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

BIRMINGHAM—Longtime member of the Alabama State Senate Gerald Dial (R from Lineville) announced in a written statement on Monday, November 11 that this term will be his last in the State legislature.

Sen. Dial said in a statement, “Winning this election by my biggest margin ever of my career is bittersweet because I know that it is my last term of service to our State.  I don’t plan to go quietly as there is still a lot of work to do to make Alabama an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”
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Don’t Let Facts Influence The Vote

June 2, 2014

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

There will be no tanks on the streets, or soldiers with weapons locked and loaded as we go to the polls on Tuesday.

The only weapon of war that will have been used against the voters of our State, will be propaganda. This killing machine poisons the mind and soul, while leaving the body whole, at least for a time.

So far this election season, the propaganda machine has played mostly to our paranoias, fears and prejudices. This sort of information warfare has become stock-in- trade for modern political campaigns. Whether it’s Sen. Tom Whatley’s campaign photo-shopping an image of his opponent Andy Carter walking at Toomer’s Corner with President Barack Obama, (something that never happened) or Sen. Jerry Fielding a life long Democrat accusing his life long Republican opponent Dr. Jim McClendon of voting with Obama, (an outright lie).
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State Troopers Endorse Dial

May 5, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Senator Gerald Dial’s (R-Lineville) campaign received some welcome news when the political arm of the Alabama State Troopers Association recognized Sen. Dial for his support and endorsed the veteran State Senator in the June 3rd Republican Primary.

The Alabama State Trooper Association is comprised of current and retired sworn officers and Alabama Department of Public Safety employees.  The association has over 1,000 members. In addition to the endorsement, the group presented Senator Dial with the Alabama State Trooper Association Senator of the Year award.
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Alabama Retail PAC Endorses Senator Dial

April 14, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Senator Gerald Dial’s (R) from Lineville campaign announced in a statement that the Alabama RetailPAC had endorsed Sen. Dial for re-election.  Alabama RetailPAC is the political arm of the Alabama Retail Association.  The group was founded in 1943 and has over 4,000 members.

Sen. Dial said, “Having the support and backing of over 4,000 independent merchants and national retailers means a lot.  Retail is one of the largest provider of jobs in our state, and I look forward to working further with the Alabama Retail Association to improve our economy and create jobs.”
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Sprayberry Appeals to Tea Party for Election Year Support

November 13, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Most people are buying their Thanksgiving groceries and have begun decorating for Christmas. For Alabama’s political class, this is the time of the year to be busy fund raising, before fund raising has to be suspended when the State legislature goes back into session on January 15th. This is also the time of year to be recruiting local persons of influence preparing for a hectic spring campaigning season leading up to the June Party Primaries.
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Dial Draws Primary Opponent

August 5, 2013

By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Senator Gerald Dial (R-Lineville) will face a primary opponent in the 2014 primary election for District 13. Dial has represented the district for 7 terms.

The chairman of the Cleburne County Republican Party, Tim Sprayberry, will run against Dial to take over representation of the district.

Dial will likely have a difficult time defending his record, since he served 6 of his 7 terms as a senator and 2 terms as a representative as a Democrat. He joined the Republican Party in 2009.
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