By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, July 24. 2017, US Senate Candidate Bryan Peeples (R) addressed the North Jefferson County Republican Club at their monthly meeting at Jim and Nick’s Barbecue in Gardendale.
Peeples warned that, “Our country faces very serious problems right now.” The drip, drip, drip of alleged Trump – Russian collusion scandal news from the media is preventing us from focus on our problems. “This election is not about me it is about you. It is not about Judge Moore. It is not about Luther Strange. It is not about Mo Brooks.”
Peeples said, “We have lost our more compass…The Roman Empire was a glorious empire that lasted 1000 years but when it fell it was due to moral decay, infighting, and a political divide. That is what are we seeing now. A great leader does not talk, a great leader listens. What we need is to be able to reach across the aisle and reach consensus to get things done.
At 37, Peeples is the youngest candidate running in the Republican Primary.
Peeples said, “My generation is not living in the now. We are focused on the future because the now has been yanked from us. They are struggling to get affordable health care.”
Peoples said, “I had to move back in with my parents in 2008, when the job that I had went away because the company declared bankruptcy. Ten years ago I was waiting tables. I was bartending. I thought I had lost hope; but I manned up. Where we are at as a society is a lot like where I was ten years ago.”
Peeples said, “Eight years ago, a man came along talking about hope, talking about change. That resonated because we needed hope, we needed change. Did we get it? No. Now the country is more divided than ever before.” “Are we going to put our faith on the establishment that has not served us? No we are not.”
Peoples said, “This country is on the precipice of change. We can go in two directions we can go forward or we can go backwards that is up to us. Are we ready and willing to embrace the future? I can guarantee you that our Founding Father are turning over in their graves because they would not approve of what this country has become. Our personal freedoms, our personal liberties need to be cherished, they need to be fought for.”
Peeples said that there are only four choices that can win: “Roy Moore, Mo Brooks, Luther Strange, and Bryan Peeples. Peeples for the people.”
Nine candidates are running for the US Senate seat in the Republican Primary: James Paul Beretta, Joseph F. Breault, Randy Brinson, Mo Brooks, Mary Maxwell, Roy Moore, Bryan Peeples, Trip Pittman, and Luther Strange.
There are seven Democratic candidates running in the US Senate Special Primary Election. Qualified candidates are Will Boyd, Vann Caldwell, Jason Fisher, Michael Hansen, Doug Jones, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Charles Nana.