Legislature makes it a crime for non-veterans to take parking spaces reserved for military veterans

February 21, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Alabama Legislature awarded final approval to a bill that makes it a crime for those who do not qualify to park in spaces specifically reserved for Purple Heart and medal of valor recipients, former prisoners of war or other military veterans.

House Bill 92 was sponsored by State Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, who chairs the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

“More and more businesses are setting aside special parking spaces reserved for military veterans who were wounded, taken prisoner, or presented a medal for valor in defense of our country,” Moore said. “It is unconscionable to think that someone who does not fall under these categories would park in a space reserved for our nation’s heroes, but it happens quite often. This new law will ensure that those who display such blatant disrespect will be punished appropriately.”

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Tommy Amason qualifies for Congressional race

February 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tommy Amason, a Command Sergeant Major in the Army Reserves and two-tour Iraq War veteran, qualified as a Republican for the Congressional House seat in District 2 last week.

Amason served in the U.S. Army for nearly 30 years and is now running for Congress to take that dedication of service to a different arena.

“I’m running for U.S. Congress because after literally hours of prayer and pressure from my community, I feel like this is my calling,” Amason said in a statement. “My entire life has been spent in service to the people of this great nation and state, and now I’m trying to serve them in a different capacity.”

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Democrat Audri Scott Williams qualifies for Congress

February 6, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Audri Scott Williams formally qualified as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Congressional District 2.

“I’ve been to each county in this district, talking to groups from every generation, faith, and background, and I have never been more moved by the urgency of the moment,” Williams said. “Throughout my campaign, I’ve found that people don’t just want leadership, they want responsiveness and accountability to their lives and to the outcomes they can see day-by-day.”

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Hobson formally qualifies to run for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District

January 30, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, attorney Rich Hobson officially qualified as a Republican candidate for Congress in Alabama’s 2nd District.

“It is imperative that we reorient our thinking away from a bloated federal government that overreaches into every area of our lives,” Hobson said.

Hobson is a longtime Roy Moore aide and most recently served as Moore’s campaign manager for U.S. Senate.

“Since announcing my plans to run for Congress almost a month ago, I have traveled throughout Alabama’s Second District, listening to the needs and concerns of its residents,” Hobson said. “Over and over, I heard folks echo the same concerns that prompted me to get into this race. I believe that our nation is at a crucial point in our history, and we are in desperate need of strong leadership to preserve a safe, prosperous, and moral America for our children and grandchildren.”

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Rich Hobson, longtime Moore aide, will qualify to run for Congress Monday

January 29, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Rich Hobson Campaign announced that Hobson will formally qualify on Monday to run for the U.S. House of Representatives representing Alabama’s Second Congressional District.  Hobson, a longtime Roy Moore aide, was most recently Moore’s campaign manager.  Hobson formerly was the administrative director of the Alabama Judicial System.

The 2nd Congressional District is currently represented by Congresswoman Martha Roby, R-Montgomery.

While Hobson is running for Congress, he said that he has no plans spend the rest of his life there.

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Hobson says he’s running for Congress to preserve a “safe, prosperous, and moral America”

January 8, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Roy Moore aide, Rich Hobson, said that he is running for Congress because we are in a crucial time in our history.

“I’m running because our nation is at a crucial time in history, and I want to make sure that we preserve a safe, prosperous, and moral America for our children and grandchildren,” Hobson said in a statement.

“As we have forgotten our Creator, millions of children have been aborted, our families are being ripped apart, and our children are growing up confused,” said Hobson. “There is a sense that all that America has stood for throughout our history doesn’t matter anymore. But America does matter, and I plan to work hard in this campaign to restore the values that made us great. Just like the Greatest Generation saved our country in World War II, I want to be part of the generation that fights to save our country from those who seek to destroy our values.”
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Rich Hobson, Moore campaign manager, announces run for Congress

January 5, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Rich Hobson, who recently served as the campaign manager for the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate campaign, will be running for Congress in Alabama’s Second Congressional District. Hobson made the announcement on Montgomery’s Capitol steps in a news conference.

Rich Hobson, age 56, is an attorney and a longtime aide to Roy Moore. Hobson was the head of the Administrative Office of Courts both times when Moore was chief justice. Hobson also was the director of the Foundation for Moral Law. Hobson said that he made the decision to run about a year ago.

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2018 Races to Watch

December 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The major party primaries are on June 5, 2018.  Formal major party candidate qualifying opens on January 9; but already politicos are looking ahead to these 2018 races.

In 2014 it was a question if Democrats were even going to find a candidate willing to run against the then very popular incumbent Governor, Robert Bentley; now the Republicans have a new incumbent and there are a host of Democrats who have already declared their candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Governor.  Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb is running.  So is former state Representative James Fields, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, LGBTQ activist Chris Countryman, and Center of Progress founder Jason Childs.

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Democrats claim that Roby votes to raise middle class taxes

November 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Republican Party

Thursday, the Democratic Congressional Committee charged that U.S. Rep. Martha Roby voted with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and “Establishment Republicans in Washington to hike taxes on the middle class so that they can hand out huge tax cuts to large corporations and the very wealthy. The Republican Tax Scam eliminates popular middle class deductions for state and local taxes, medical expenses, and student loans while slashing taxes for the wealthiest Americans.”

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Barry Moore campaign releases poll showing that Roby is vulnerable

August 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 31, 2017, State Representative Barry Moore’s, R-Enterprise, congressional campaign released results of a poll, by WPA Intelligence, outlining what they claim is the vulnerability of incumbent Representative Martha Roby, R-Montgomery.

According to the memo released to the Alabama Political Reporter (APR) incumbent Martha Roby is viewed favorably by only thirty-three percent of Republican voters, while forty-three percent have an unfavorable view of the four-term congresswoman.

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