Write-in candidate Mac Watson: Open letter to the voters of Alabama

November 22, 2017

By Mac Watson

Husband, son, small business owner, write-in Senatorial candidate

November 21, 2017

Dear Alabama voters:

Seven weeks ago, I launched my campaign with a Facebook page, an email address, and a website. I launched my campaign because I felt that the people of Alabama deserve better than either of the candidates for Senate that the two major parties have presented to us. I feel that candidate Roy Moore is interested only in promoting Roy Moore’s agenda and that Doug Jones is much more interested in toeing the Democratic platform line than he is representing the people of Alabama.

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Mac Watson announces write-in Senate campaign

November 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 9, 2017, businessman Mac Watson announced that he was offering a third option for dissatisfied voters in Alabama Senate Special Election.

“Alabama needs new blood in politics,” Watson said.  “Simply going to the polls to ‘vote against the other guy’ is not what our great country was founded on, it is not how our forefathers wanted the power of voting to be used. We don’t need leaders in government. We need people that listen to the people that pay their salaries – citizens. Let’s do something in Alabama in December.”

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“Embarrassment” statement is just latest Jones gaffe

October 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, the Democratic nominee for Senate Doug Jones reportedly said, “I’m tired of Alabama being an embarrassment around the country.”

Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead pounced on that comment.

“Alabama needs a senator in Washington who is proud of this state, someone who will be a strong ambassador for Alabama,” Armistead said. “We don’t need an Obama-like senator who goes on an apology tour for Alabama like President Obama did for America. Doug Jones’ comments are reminiscent of the condescending remarks made by Barack Obama about people who bitterly cling to their guns and religion.”
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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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Alabama voters need the pain

July 18, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The next US Senator from Alabama is probably going to be either Luther Strange, the current (appointed) seat holder, Roy Moore, or Rep. Mo Brooks.

I wish that were not the case. But I’ve seen the polling numbers. This is the reality.

Voters in this State will go to the polls and vote for either a guy who sold them out and shirked his sworn duty in order to be appointed to the seat, or a guy who has grandstanded his way to being booted from the Alabama Supreme Court twice, or a guy who deserves to be named Mo from Alabama.
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Honesty is the best policy – Duh!

May 24, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

A few themes running through the news threads at The Alabama Political Reporter this week underscore one stark reality: Our public officials, elected and otherwise, are not honest with us.

OK, the cynic in us knows this already, but it’s worth emphasizing again.

First, APR’s Josh Moon pointed out Tuesday that our lawmakers don’t work for the people who elect them. They work for lobbyists who will likely take care of them when re-election time comes (meaning: themselves).
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Alabama: the final resting place for facts

January 10, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

President Obama has been an unmitigated disaster for America.

We don’t know much in Alabama, but we know the above statement is true. Or, I guess I should say, the majority of the voters in this State know that statement to be true.

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Big PAC Money Flows to One Candidate in Race to Replace Hubbard

September 9, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Four candidates are vying for the seat once held by convicted felon, Mike Hubbard in the Republican primary on September 13. The voters of District 79 have yet to pick a candidate, but the well-heeled of Auburn and influential Montgomery PACs have already chosen theirs.

Jay Conner, Joe Lovvorn, Sandy Toomer and Brett Smith are all in the running, but only Lovvorn is winning the “dash for cash” contest.
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A Gun or A Bitter Pill: The Test We Face

August 29, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

With only three days remaining in the 2016 Special Session, lawmaker’s willingness to come together for a Medicaid solution is waning, and hopes of letting the people vote on a lottery are faint; if not totally beyond reason.

If we believe that, “The sleep of reason produces monsters,” then we must acknowledge that reason has fallen into a somnolent haze these last few weeks.
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Shelby Declines McConnell Debate Invitation

January 22, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In 1986, US Representative Richard Shelby (D-Tuscaloosa) narrowly unseated first term incumbent US Senator Jeremiah Denton (R).  This was the last time that Shelby would face a credible opponent.  He was re-elected in 1992 as a Democrat.  He was re-elected in 1998 as a Republican and again in 2004 and 2010.  In 2014 Senator Jeff Sessions was re-elected without any opposition.  No Democrat or Republican would dare challenge the popular incumbent from Alabama.
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