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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Group Organizes to Get Alabama Millennials to Participate in Election Process

December 30, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On March 1, Alabama voters will go to the polls to decide who will represent the Republican and Democratic Parties in the November Presidential election. Other offices on the 2016 ballot include US Senator, US Representative, Public Service Commission President, Alabama Supreme Court Justice, as well as many county offices. The only that matter in an election however are the people that turnout to vote. Historically young people are the least likely to actually participate in the democratic process. Only ten percent of Alabama millennials participated in the 2012 presidential election according to New York Times exit polling.
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House Republican Caucus Responds To “Myths” About Amendment 3

October 28, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

A pro-gun Republican dominated State legislature voted to put Amendment 3 on the Alabama ballot, even though the National Rifleman’s Association (NRA) endorsed the pro-gun amendment. As expected, there is some opposition building to adding more gun rights language to the Alabama Constitution. But, rather than coming from National anti-gun groups, the opposition is coming from a small, yet vocal segment of Alabama’s gun rights community who think the new language might weaken the existing gun rights language in Alabama’s 1901 Constitution.
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Bennett Urges Alabama to Join Compact of States Checking for Voter Duplication

April 17, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Based on recent evidence of double voting discovered in North Carolina, Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett (R) urged on Tuesday that Alabama legislators pass a bill allowing his office to exchange voter lists with other states to check for duplications.

Legislation that would have done that was sponsored by State Representative John Merrill (R) from Tuscaloosa in the last session.  It passed the Alabama House of Representatives but died in the Alabama Senate.  Secretary Bennett said that he remains committed to the plan under which a compact of 28 states exchange lists to look for duplicate voters.  Alabama law currently only allows the secretary of state to sell the voter list to other states for a penny a name, which with about 3 million voters, amounts to approximately $30,000.
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