The V to carry extended interview with Roy Moore on Sunday

December 8, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

For the past few weeks, following allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior by several women, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been mostly quiet, denying interview requests and refusing to answer questions at public appearances.

On Sunday, the “Voice of Alabama Politics” will air Moore’s first full interview with an Alabama news outlet in more than a month. That will include questions from host and “V” producer, Bill Britt, to Moore about the allegations against him and his recollections of that time in his life, nearly 40 years ago.

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National GOP tepidly embraces Moore

December 6, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

The recent embracement of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore by key Republicans has been met with a backlash from some of the party’s most influential members.

It began on Monday when President Donald Trump broke his silence on Moore and endorsed him outright in a tweet.

Previously, the president had a non-committal position on Moore and his recent allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers as a man in his 30s.

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Doug Jones makes appeal to students on college affordability

November 28, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Doug Jones will need the support of college students across the state to win the special election next month, and the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate made an appeal Monday night to organizers and college voters to get out the vote.

On a conference call with Alabama college students Monday night, which came after he made a campaign stop at the University of Alabama Birmingham earlier in the day, Jones appealed to would-be supporters on college affordability, access to education and healthcare.

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Strange: Write-in campaign “highly unlikely”

November 15, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senator Luther Strange, R-Ala., said pursuing a write-in campaign is “highly unlikely” on Tuesday according to multiple media outlets.

Strange’s comments come after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested a write-in campaign to oppose Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s campaign. In a Wall Street Journal interview, McConnell suggested that former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions would make a good write-in candidate.

Alabama Chairman Terry Lathan told members of her party that anyone encouraging such an action would be thrown out of the party.

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Sessions has “no reason to doubt” Moore accusers, doesn’t say if he should step down

November 15, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Former U.S. Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions told U.S. representatives at a House Judiciary Committee meeting that he has “no reason to doubt” Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore’s accusers.

Five women have stepped forward saying Moore pursued a relationship with them when they were teenagers. Moore was a 30-year-old assistant district attorney in Etowah County at the time.

Of the five women, two have said Moore sexually assaulted them.

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Deadline to register to vote in Republican runoff is Tuesday

September 11, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday will be the last day to register to vote in the Republican runoff for one of Alabama’s U.S. Senate seats.

You can register to vote online through the Secretary of State’s Office’s website until 11:59 p.m. If your local courthouse is operational, you can register in person.

The Secretary of State’s Office said they reached out to the governor’s office to see if the original deadline of Monday could be extended. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued an executive order Monday afternoon that would extend the deadline to Tuesday. She also said she would extend it again if state offices were still closed.
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Poll shows Moore ahead in US Senate race, negative view of McConnell’s spending

August 21, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

A poll in the race for Alabama’s US Senate seat puts former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore ahead of sitting US Senator Luther Strange by 19 percentage points.

The telephone poll was conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling and was conducted last week. They polled 515 people and based the demographics of the poll from voter turnout during the Republican Primary on August 15. They gave the polling a margin error of 4.3 percent.

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Perry Hooper Jr. will not run for Senate, endorses Luther Strange

May 18, 2017

Sam Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Former State Representative Perry Hooper Jr. announced Wednesday that he would not seek the US Senate seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions after his appointment to Attorney General by President Trump.

“After a lot of prayer and thoughtful consideration, Judy (Hooper’s wife) and I have made a very difficult decision: now is not the time to run for Senate,” Hooper said.

Instead of running, Hooper endorsed incumbent and Bentley-appointed Luther Strange for the Senate race. Hooper called Strange an “honorable man” and “true statesman.”
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Sen. Sessions Alabama’s Man in D.C.

September 7, 2016

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
by Steve Flowers

Throughout this year’s prodigious presidential selection process our junior senator, Jeff Sessions, has been at the forefront. He has become the darling of the extreme right throughout the country. He is and has been one of the most conservative members of the U.S. Senate for close to two decades now. Throughout his entire tenure in the Senate, he has been consistently ranked as one of the five most conservative members of this august body.
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Sessions Stridently Opposes Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

February 3, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, January 31, 2014 U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions reiterated his belief that Congress should not open the floodgates to millions of new immigrants and should instead stand with the American worker.

Sen. Sessions said, “The arguments compiled by FWD.us pushing for a massive surge in new workers from abroad have ignored the overwhelming literature, including broad research by the Congressional Budget Office, demonstrating that such a plan would reduce wages and job prospects for millions of struggling workers living here today.”
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