McLure withdraws from race for Attorney General

November 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Alabama Attorney General candidate, Sam McLure, announced that he his withdrawing from the Alabama attorney general’s race.

“We entered this race in July, invigorated with a vision to see the people of Alabama take back our government … take it back from being used as a tool to enrich the elite … take back our Government to be used as a platform to speak for the weak,” McLure stated. “It has filled me with tremendous joy and hope to see the soul of our great State rise up to do just that.”

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Realtors PAC endorses Senator Luther Strange

September 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2017, the National Association of Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) announced their endorsement of appointed Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in the Republican Runoff for U.S. Senate.  The endorsement was made following a recommendation from the RPAC Committee.

“Alabama REALTORS® recognize Senator Strange for his demonstrated record of standing up for homeownership and private property rights, and look forward to his leadership on key real estate issues,” Jeremy Walker, CEO of the Alabama Association of Realtors, said in a statement.

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Business Council of Alabama endorses Luther Strange ahead of primary

September 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Alabama announced that they have endorsed U.S. Sen. Luther Strange in the special primary election runoff for U.S. Senate.

BCA Chairman Jeff Coleman said in a statement, “The Business Council of Alabama is proud to endorse U.S. Sen. Luther Strange in his bid to continue to serve the people of Alabama in the United States Senate. Sen. Strange has built his reputation on being a tireless advocate for the growth and progress of the state of Alabama. The Business Council of Alabama believes Luther Strange has the experience and proven leadership needed in the halls of Congress.”

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Alabama’s gambling fight, Part III: Confusion in the courts

February 3, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Standing just outside of his lobbying office in Birmingham, former Gov. Bob Riley is shaking his head at my question, and smiling as if to indicate what I’m asking is possibly the craziest thing in the world.

Except, what I’m asking isn’t the craziest thing in the world. What I’m asking is something that has been told to me by three different people – respectable, knowledgeable people who have no clear reason to lie to me – and something that many other people believe or strongly suspect.
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Luther Strange becomes chairman of Republican Attorneys General Association

November 15, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, November Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) is the new chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA).

AG Strange officially assumed the chairmanship of RAGA during the national association’s meeting this weekend in Austin, Texas.

AG Strange said in a statement, “I’m honored to be named chairman of a group that ‘The Wall Street Journal’ last week hailed as ‘conservatism’s last line of defense.’”
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A Dark Omen Rises From Moore Trial

October 4, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Those politicos and advocates who follow history should mark Friday, September 30,2016 on their calendars and note it as the day the State of Alabama changed due to the suspension of Chief Justice Roy S. Moore from the Alabama Supreme Court.

There is no reason for anyone on either side of this issue to celebrate. By suspending Judge Moore, the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) have completely undermined the very institutions that stand for equal justice.
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Indians, Attorney General Take Aim At “McLottery”

August 17, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—A lottery bill sponsored by Sen. Jim McClendon (R-Springville) is drawing fire from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) and in a surprise press release from Attorney General Luther Strange.

Lobbyists for PCI and Tribal Vice Chair Robbie McGee are confidently predicting the demise of any lottery bill which would challenge their billion dollar monopoly over gaming in Alabama.

During the public Senate hearing on Tuesday, McGhee informed the committee that the Tribe would only allow a lottery that excluded any other entity from operating electronic gaming devices.
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More Reaction to Baton Rouge Police Slayings

July 19, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, July 17 a peaceful Sunday morning in the south was violently disrupted when heavily armed militants ambushed the Baton Rouge police department. Three officers and a militant were killed in the ensuing gun battle. Three other officers were wounded in the fighting. People across Alabama mourned the loss of the law enforcement officers along with the people of Louisiana.
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Cornerstone, Confusion, Perceived Turf Wars

November 9, 2015

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— If confusion and hints of turf wars bubbled up last Thursday and Friday, with Governor Robert Bentley’s signing of Executive Order 13, the roots of the conflict are grounded in the dispute between Gov. Bob Riley and Attorney General Troy King in 2008. The battle between Riley and King over enforcement of State gaming laws was settled under a cloud of suspicion, when the State Supreme Court in Riley v. Cornerstone declared the Governor the “Supreme Executive Authority” and the “Chief Magistrate.”
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Armistead Says Joe Hubbard Is Bought And Paid For By Casino Owners

October 27, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, October 23, Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead blasted State Representative Joe Hubbard, the Democratic Party candidate for Attorney General, for running a campaign that is largely financed by the Poarch Creek Indians, who run a string of casinos in Atmore and Wetumpka. Chairman Armistead accused Hubbard of, “Obviously being bought and paid for by Alabama casino owners!”

Chairman Armistead said in a statement, “How much money does a candidate have to receive from a single source before the public understands that the candidate is completely compromised, particularly when we’re talking about a law enforcement job like Attorney General?”
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