Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox campaigns for Doug Jones

December 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox announced that he is campaigning for Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones.

“We Need Doug in the U.S. Senate,” Maddox announced.

Maddox, who is running for Alabama governor in 2018, announced that he will spend the next seven days campaigning for Jones, saying that Jones represents the change we need in Washington to help Alabama families.

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Tuscaloosa drug gang leader gets 25 years

December 1, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced the leader of a drug ring trafficking methamphetamine and cocaine in Tuscaloosa County to 25 years in prison.

The lengthy sentence was announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido and West Alabama Narcotics Task Force Captain Phil Simpson.

“Multiple law enforcement agencies came together in this investigation and successfully took down an established cocaine- and methamphetamine-trafficking organization in the Tuscaloosa area,” Town said. “This is an outstanding example of how robust partnerships between every level of law enforcement enables the dismantling of drug smuggling organizations and reduces the availability of illegal narcotics in our communities.”

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Alabama’s October unemployment rate falls to record low 3.6 percent

November 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is just 3.6 percent, down from September’s previous record-tying rate of 3.8 percent, and well below October 2016’s rate of 6.1 percent.

“Today, I’m thrilled to announce Alabama’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October is down to 3.6 percent,” Ivey said in a statement. “This is the LOWEST in Alabama HISTORY! What we are doing is working and, in turn, Alabamians are working. I will persist in my efforts to put every Alabamian who wants to work in a good paying job by recruiting high-wage, high-skill industries to our state.”

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Roy Moore addresses Tuscaloosa’s American Christian Academy

November 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore spoke to the student body at Tuscaloosa’s American Christian Academy. Moore discussed the sacrifice that America’s veterans have made and the importance of acknowledging God in his keynote speech to the school body in their Veterans Memorial Day Service.

“This is an exciting time in our country, because so many people are turning back to what America is about,” Judge Moore said.

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Democratic candidate for Governor Walt Maddox hopeful Democrats can win

October 6, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Off the heels of his gubernatorial announcement, Tuscaloosa mayor and Democratic candidate for governor, Walt Maddox, said he is hopeful a Democrat like himself can be successful in the gubernatorial race.

“I absolutely believe there is a pathway to victory,” said Maddox, who announced Thursday morning he would officially be running for governor, in an interview with The Alabama Political Reporter. “In large part, it’s because we’re turning a page in Alabama’s history where we’re no longer going to allow the politics of fear to drive the decisions at the ballot.”

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Walt Maddox announces run for Governor

October 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced that he was running for Governor of Alabama as a Democrat.

Maddox released a video pledging to end Alabama’s crisis in leadership.

“I believe in Alabama and I believe in our potential which is why I believe that we must solve the crisis of leadership.  In the past 18 months, the Governor, the Speaker, the Chief Justice, and the Majority Leader have left office in shame. And, when courage was required, silence was the only response from Montgomery’s leaders,” Maddox said in a statement.

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The ADC Convention is Oct. 13 and 14

October 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter 

The 2017 Alabama Democratic Conference convention will be held on Oct. 13 and 14 in Hoover at the Hyatt Wynfrey Hotel at the Galleria.

“Conceding red outvoted blue two-to-one in their respective U.S. Senate primaries in August, the Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC) convenes October 13-14th at the Hyatt Wynfrey in Birmingham to prepare members to prove to Alabama voters that Democratic candidates are their best choice for making affordable quality healthcare, good paying jobs, safe neighborhoods, superior public education and accountable public servants are stables in their political diet,” the ADC said in a statement.

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A protest without a purpose isn’t a protest — it’s a tantrum

October 3, 2017

By State Rep. Rich Wingo

As a former linebacker for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and the University of Alabama, I had the opportunity to play for two of the finest men to ever serve as head coaches – Paul “Bear” Bryant and Bart Starr.

One of the most important lessons Coach Bryant and Coach Starr taught me was plain and simple respect – respect for ourselves, respect for our coaches and teammates, and respect for our great nation. They also stressed showing your class in every situation and being humble.
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AG candidate Sam McLure addresses Constitution Party

August 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 26, 2017, Alabama Attorney General candidate Sam McLure spoke to the Alabama Constitution Party at their summer meeting in Prattville’s Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant at Bass Pro Shop.

McLure said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer a German pastor and theologian who was killed in 1945 for opposing Nazi Germany).  If you are not willing to die for your political beliefs then get another hobby. Thievery and murder are the order of the day. Tyranny is not the greatest enemy of freedom, apathy is. I long for the day when Alabamians are more concerned about being on the wrong side of eternity rather than being on the wrong side of history.”

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Allegations of rape, details of a tragic night

August 21, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A young woman takes her life, a family suffers an unthinkable loss, and the media tells a story both sad and horrifyingly villainous.

But what are the facts?

Local, national and international reports of University of Alabama co-ed Megan Rondini’s alleged rape and suicide by hanging seven months after the events of July 2015 has cast a long shadow over the City of Tuscaloosa, law-enforcement, the University, local medical practitioners and the alleged rapist, 34-year-old Tuscaloosa-native T.J. Bunn.

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