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Marshall, Ainsworth, McCutcheon, Reed, Ledbetter endorse Amendment Two

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Following Governor Kay Ivey’s public endorsement last week of Amendment Two, the pro-life constitutional measure picked up even more support Thursday with endorsements from Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R), the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor state Representative Will Ainsworth, R-Guntersville, Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, and top leadership figures in the Alabama Legislature.

“One of the biggest honors I have as your Attorney General is fighting for the rights of the unborn,” AG Marshall said. “I have aggressively defended Alabama’s pro-life laws and fought alongside other states as they did the same. Now, you have an opportunity to join me in standing for life by voting YES on Amendment Two.”

According to the Alabama Fair Ballot Commission, Amendment Two “provides that it would be the public policy of the state to recognize and support the importance of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life.”

The amendment affirms that there is no constitutional right to an abortion under the Alabama Constitution, and that it would establishment that nothing in the constitution would require using taxpayer funds to fund any abortions.

“As a candidate for Lt. Governor and, hopefully, once in office, I will continue to champion the pro-life cause and fight the liberal elites who mock conservative Alabamians for our stand,” Ainsworth said. “Each and every life is a gift from God, and I support the passage of Amendment 2 on Nov.6th .”

“On November 6th, Alabama has the opportunity to show the nation how strong our conservative values are by adding language to our state constitution acknowledging the sanctity of unborn life,” Speaker McCutcheon remarked. “I am proud to stand behind Amendment Two and would encourage all Alabamians to vote yes on Tuesday, the 6th.”

“As Planned Parenthood and other liberal groups make their way into Alabama we are seeing our conservative values being attacked daily,” House Majority Nathanial Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) said. “It is crucial that Alabamians join together to fight for the rights of the unborn by voting yes for Statewide Amendment Two.”

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“Amendment Two will protect the sanctity of all life in Alabama by ensuring that our God-given rights extend to the most defenseless among us, unborn children, ” said Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper. “I urge my fellow Alabamians to stand for a culture of life by voting yes on Amendment Two on November 6th.”

Sen. Williams said that he is confident that Alabamians will reject Planned Parenthood’s values and stand for life on November 6th.

“Planned Parenthood has pumped nearly a million dollars of out-of-state dark money into Alabama to defeat Amendment Two,” Sen. Williams said. “Planned Parenthood represents a culture of death, and their celebration of abortion-on-demand is sickening to see,” remarked Williams. “President Trump is remaking the judiciary through the appointment of solid constitutional judges like Brett Kavanaugh, and Amendment Two will help make Alabama a haven for life as our nation returns to a respect for the U.S. Constitution and for the sanctity of all life.”

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Governor Ivey, Public Service Commission President Twinkle Cavanaugh (R), Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan and former State Representative Mary Sue McClurkin (R-Indian Springs) have already formally endorsing Amendment Two.

Cavanaugh, Lathan and McClurkin are serving as Co-Chairmen of the Alliance for a Pro-Life Alabama. The Alliance is composed of various pro-life advocates around the state, including clergy and ministry organizations, public policy and legal think tanks, elected officials, and front-line care-givers and counseling centers which minister to pregnant women.

Amendment Two is one of four statewide constitutional amendments on the ballot.

Polls open at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm. Voting requires having a valid photo ID.

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Sanders Wins Nevada

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Saturday, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, appears to have followed his victory in the New Hampshire primary with a victory in the Nevada caucuses.

“First we won the popular vote in Iowa. Then we won the New Hampshire primary. And now we have won the Nevada caucus,” Sen. Sanders said. “Let me first thank the people of Nevada for their support. We put together a multi-racial, multi-generational coalition across the state that will win not only in Nevada, but all across this country. No other campaign has a grassroots movement like we do, which is a large reason why we’re gonna win this election.”

The Alabama primary is just one week away on Super Tuesday.

“We are going to win across the country because the American people are sick and tired of a corrupt administration that is undermining American democracy.” Sanders continued. “They are sick and tired of a government based on greed and lies. It is time for an administration which is based on the principles of economic justice, social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice.”

Sanders received 47.1 percent of the vote. Former Vice President Joe Biden received 21 percent of the vote. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg received just 13.7 percent of the vote. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, continued to underperform with just 9.6 percent of the vote. Billionaire Tom Steyer of California received just 4.7 percent of the vote. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, failed to gain any momentum off of her strong third place finish in New Hampshire and received just 3.9 percent of the vote.

Sanders is clearly the frontrunner going into the South Carolina primary. The self -proclaimed socialist has won 34 delegates to this point. Buttigieg is in second with 23, and Biden and Warren are tied with eight. Klobuchar has seven delegates.

New York City Mayor billionaire Michael Bloomberg have foregone the early primaries. He participated in his first debate and according to most observers did not fare well. Moderate Democrats have expressed concern that the party may suffer in November if the socialist label is attached to its nominee. Republicans are taking enjoyment from the Democrats’ strife.

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“Michael Bloomberg maybe a Billionaire but when questioned by his fellow Socialist Democrats, he looked like a Deer in headlights!” Trump national finance committee chair Perry Hooper Jr. said. “Mini Mike was clear the Debate looser. It is very apparent that the National Democrat party today are controlled by the Left and they are very comfortable with Socialist Democrat, Bernie Sanders. But I think the real Looser is the Democrat Party! The Winner is and will continue to be heavy weight Champion, President Donald J. Trump.”

It takes 1,994 delegates to win the nomination. The next contest is the South Carolina Primary

The Alabama Democratic primary is March 3.

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Alabama Democratic Women to host first Women in Blue Day on March 10

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On March 10, the Alabama Democratic Women (ADW) organization will host their first annual Women in Blue Day, a day where state chapters of the National Federation of Democratic Women meet at their state capitols to speak with their legislators about issues that are of particular relevance to women and families. 

Attendees will gather at the Alabama State House at the Tunnels (11 S Union Street, Montgomery, AL 36130) and all attendees are encouraged to wear blue attire in a symbol of solidarity. Check-in/registration will begin at 9:45 AM.

The day will include a briefing with Democratic representatives, a Capitol tour, brunch, observance of the legislative meeting, and a State Party update at the Alabama Democratic Party headquarters from Alabama Democratic Party Chair, Rep. Chris England.

ADW is a nonprofit political organization dedicated to supporting the Democratic Party and Democratic Women in Alabama, according to their website. The mission of ADW is to “unite Democratic women across the state of Alabama to ensure that we have a seat at the table and that our voices are heard.”

 

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Dr. Frank Wright of D. James Kennedy Ministries endorses Hasdorff for Congress

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Monday, Dr. Frank Wright, Ph.D., President/CEO of D. James Kennedy Ministries, announced his full support for Terri Hasdorff (R) in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.

“It’s been said that people with integrity have nothing to fear, because they have nothing to hide,” Dr. Wright said. “This perfectly describes my friend and colleague Terri Hasdorff. With her strong commitment to excellence and personal integrity, and her demonstrated career of effective service, Terri stands heads and shoulders above those who seek elected office largely as a means of gain.”

“I have known Terri almost 25 years, and I am honored to give her my personal endorsement,” Dr. Wright added. “In my judgment, the good people of Alabama will find no more capable, dedicated, and faithful individual to represent them in Washington, D.C. than my very good friend Terri Hasdorff.”

Wright has dedicated his life to years of Biblical service and spreading the ministry’s Cultural Mandate.

Hasdorff is a graduate of Samford University.

Following graduation, she started in the White House Office of Public Liaison for President George H.W. Bush (R). There she worked with faith leaders across the country. Following that service, she went on to work on Capitol Hill for six years where her most meaningful assignments focused on keeping the government and Washington, D.C. elites from discriminating against churches and faith-based organizations. She also worked on the Ten Commandments Defense Act, a bill to defend the right of states to display the Ten Commandments in courthouses and public places, and served as a senior advisor on the Charitable Choice language, which put the Faith-Based initiative into law and still protects faith based organizations from discrimination when accessing federal funding today. Hasdorff has worked on pro-life, and pro-family legislation in Washington. Terri later worked for President George W. Bush (R) as America’s faith-based representative to the world, helping facilitate grassroots partnerships to empower the poor across the globe.

“Throughout my life, I have helped people come together, work together, break bread together, and solve problems together in community,” Hasdorff said. “I will work to bring people together in Congress who share our beliefs on the sanctity of life and marriage, First and Second Amendment rights, the power of the free market, and the sovereignty and the security of America.”

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Hasdorff faces a crowded Republican primary field on March 3.

“These times call for a representative in Congress with the experience, the savvy, and the will to stand and fight and win the battle for America,” Hasdorff added. “I will be that representative. And together, we will tame Washington and revive our land.”

Incumbent Congresswoman Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, is not seeking re-election. Roby was honored by the Alabama Republican Party for her ten years of service to the state and nation at the Alabama Republican Party Winter Dinner on Friday night.

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Doug Jones raises $2.4 million in first fundraising period of 2020

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U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, raised $2.4 million in the first fundraising period of 2020, according to his reelection campaign, which was $500,000 more than he raised during the fourth quarter of 2019. 

Jones has $7.4 million cash at hand, according to his campaign, which released the totals on Thursday. Jones’s latest campaign finance reports weren’t yet posted to the Federal Election Commission website on Thursday. 

“Alabamians across the state are showing their commitment to Doug’s message of One Alabama and his proven track record of standing up for all Alabamians,” said Doug Turner, Senior Advisor for Jones’s campaign, in a statement Thursday. Doug’s work to support working families, fund our HBCUs, modernize our military and expand and protect our health care is resonating with folks throughout Alabama. We are well-positioned to continue to grow our grassroots support and win in November.” 

Jones ended 2019 leading all of his Republican contenders in fundraising, ending the year with $5 million in cash.

 

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