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Garlan Gudger Jr. Alabama News
State Sen. Gudger rejects claim anti-ballot harvesting bill 'criminalizes' assistance; Says federal law protects assistance provisions

Republicans in the Alabama Legislature are expected to take up a bill to increase the penalties for ballot harvesting in Alabama early in the 2024 session.

Moore carl Alabama News
Barry Moore: Jerry Carl's 'everyone has some type of racist in them' remarks 'concerning'

On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) squared off against one another in a debate at the Daphne Civic Center on Baldwin County's Eastern Shore.

Carl Ad Alabama News
Carl rejects claim AL-1 campaign has turned negative against Moore — 'It's not negative, it's showing the difference between he and I'

If you believe the polls, U.S. Reps. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) and Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) are in a statistical dead-heat headed down the stretch to the first congressional district Republican primary on March 5.

Bill Hightower Alabama News
Fmr State Sen. Hightower to co-host fundraiser for AL-1 hopeful Barry Moore

Since his 2020 first congressional district Republican primary runoff defeat, former State Sen. Bill Hightower (R-Mobile) has stayed away from the fray of politics.

Albritton Alabama News
State Sen. Albritton hopes state fiscal track record will propel him to the AL-2 GOP nomination

Based on early polling, State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) is one of the three frontrunners in the race for the second congressional district's Republican nomination.

Jeff Co Straw Poll Alabama News
Trump, Palmer dominate, Taylor tops Stewart in Jefferson County GOP straw poll

Despite questions about how violating a 2014 term limit pledge would impact his reelection bid, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) is showing signs of strength heading down the stretch run of the 2024 Republican primary.

Migrants wait to climb over concertina wire after they crossed the Rio Grande and entered the U.S. from Mexico, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, in Eagle Pass, Texas. Alabama News
'Catch and deport, not catch and release': AL-2 GOP hopeful Caroleene Dobson stakes out hawkish stance on immigration

As Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are scrambling to force the Biden administration to stem the flow of illegal migration across the southern border into the United States, second congressional district GOP candidate Caroleene Dobson is running on a message of reversing that tide.

Police prepare to shoot gas as demonstrators march, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Atlanta Alabama News
Tommy Tuberville joins U.S. Senate colleagues Rick Scott, Mike Rounds on anti-swatting bill

Earlier this week, U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn), Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced the so-called Preserving Safe Communities by Ending Swatting Act, which according to a release from Scott's office would expand the federal criminal hoax statute to "specifically prohibit "swatting" hoaxes through which false information about a crime is reported to law enforcement with the intent of eliciting an emergency response at a target address."

Scott Harris Alabama News
State Rep. Shirey says time is right to reform State Health Officer role

One area that got notice in 2023 but was thwarted by Democrat lawmakers was reforming the antiquated law governing the Alabama Department of Public Health and its leadership under the direction of the State Health Officer.

Barry Moore, Jerry Carl Alabama News
AL-1 Poll: Barry Moore 41%, Jerry Carl 37%, Undecided 22%

U.S. Rep Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) trails U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) by four percentage points in the race for the first congressional district Republican nomination, according to a poll conducted earlier this month.

Ventress Correctional Facility Alabama News
ADOC takes heat for dead inmates remains returned to families with missing hearts, other organs

It is not as if we needed any more proof to show that there is a complete lack of institutional control within Alabama's prisons by the Department of Corrections (ADOC).

Will Ainsworth at the ESRW meeting in Fairhope, 1/11/2024 Alabama News
Ainsworth predicts 'fireworks' early in legislative session: 'We're getting ready to run over some Democrats'

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth reiterated his 2024 New Year's resolutions that included passing a school choice bill and fighting so-called woke policies during a gathering hosted by the Eastern Shore Republican on Thursday.

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville on Newsmax, 1/9/2024 Alabama News
Tuberville calls Biden the 'Rodney Dangerfield of being president': 'No respect'

Tuesday, during an appearance on Newsmax TV, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) criticized President Joe Biden and his administration for its handling of the absence of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin after a weeklong stint at the intensive care ward at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center earlier this month.

DEI scoreboard at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium, 11/18/2023 Alabama News
'I've been assured and reassured': State Rep. Oliver says divisive concepts legislation will pass in 'first week or two' of legislative session

What seems like a layup for a supermajority Republican-led Alabama Legislature has eluded the body for the last few years.

Fmr State Sen. Dick Brewbaker Alabama News
'No, absolutely not': Brewbaker says no to Club for Growth, House Freedom Caucus in AL-2 GOP primary contest

If Brewbaker is to emerge as the GOP nominee for November's general election contest, he says he will do so without Club for Growth or the House Freedom Caucus.

Barry Moore in Robertsdale, Ala., 1/6/2024 Alabama News
Barry Moore rails against 'uniparty' Republicans, funding for Ukraine at Baldwin County campaign stop

On Saturday, Moore spoke at the monthly meeting of the Baldwin County Republican Think Tank group gathered at Mama Lou's restaurant in Robertsdale.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer warns Alabama could lose a congressional seat because of illegal immigration from Biden lax border policy

Although many conservatives are applauding Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for the way he is dispersing illegal immigrants around the country to sanctuary states and cities, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) says it will not be without consequences.

Tuberville511 Alabama News
Tuberville calls on GOP Senate holdouts to back Trump, chides Nikki Haley as a 'neocon'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called on those 31 Republican lawmakers to get behind the former commander-in-chief.

State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) Alabama News
Senate Pro-Tem Reed hints at school choice, elections and ... more economic development legislation in 2024 session

In an interview that aired on this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) offered a preview of what to expect in the early stages of this year's legislative session.

casino table games Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott bearish on prospects of free-market approach to gambling in 2024 — Says special interests 'will kill any measure'

Last week, State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger's Island) predicted his chamber would have the opportunity to vote on a so-called comprehensive gambling bill, including a "free-market approach" to casino gambling if successful.

Chip Brown Alabama News
State Rep. Brown predicts vote on legislation with 'free-market approach' on casino gambling in 2024

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 last week, State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger's Island) said while an effort to bring legislation to a vote in 2024 was underway, he supported a "free-market approach" that would open the casino licensing up for bidders.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer on Hunter Biden saga: 'I honestly believe they think the American people are too dumb to understand what's going on here'

Friday, during an appearance on NewsNation, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), a member of the House Oversight Committee, offered his thoughts on a House Republican-led effort to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

Ballot Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott warns gambling constitutional amendment on 2024 general election ballot would be a 'mistake' for GOP

If there is a session of the Alabama Legislature ahead on the calendar, there is a high probability that speculation about gambling making it through the two chambers and on an election ballot is underway.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: 'What we have in Alabama with regard to the medical field is an oligarchy'

On Friday's broadcast of Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) reacted to the Alabama Department of Public Health's (ADPH) self-imposed "accountability measures," and if those would be sufficient for the power-wielding agency to avoid action from the Alabama Legislature.

Brock Covin Alabama News
Listen: Senate District 9 Republican hopeful releases 'Brock Colvin the hard-nosed conservative' radio spot

Annoying? Perhaps. Memorable? Definitely.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore on Ukraine: 'America Last' approach sending money to other countries 'does not make any sense'

Add U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) to the growing list of Capitol Hill Republicans who oppose increasing the level of funding for Ukraine.

Carl628 Alabama News
Jerry Carl: 'I am in no mood to send more money to Ukraine'

Although he was a supporter early on, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said he is no longer willing to support bankrolling Ukraine's war effort against the Russians.

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