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Secretary of State Merrill projects 10-15% turnout for June 21 runoff

During Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Merrill said he anticipate an even lower turnout for the June 21 runoff than the May 23, which was 23%.

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Outgoing Alabama Democratic Party executive director Wade Perry touts Katie Britt – 'Pretty awesome,' 'super helpful' to Doug Jones

Alabama Democratic Party executive director Wade Perry's last day is Tuesday, but before his departure, he let it be known to the world that he thinks highly of Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer says 'desperate' Biden trying to galvanize base with gun control

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Friday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) chalked Biden's gun control rhetoric up to pre-midterm election politics.

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API's Bogie warns Ivey could pursue gambling legislation in special session 'very soon'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Alabama Policy Institute senior director of fiscal policy Justin Bogie speculated on the future of Alabama's gas tax and what Ivey could do regarding the gaming question.

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Mo Brooks says lack of funds force him to attack Katie Britt by name – 'I'm not afraid to do it myself'

One of the glaring differences between the two candidates in the Republican U.S. Senate runoff later this month is U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) dedicates a lot of effort to comparing himself to his opponent, former Business Council of Alabama head Katie Britt.

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'If I have anything to do with it, we will': State Sen. Chambliss envisions four-lane U.S. 82 from Montgomery to Tuscaloosa

During an interview that aired on Montgomery radio NewsTalk 93.1's "Straight Talk," Chambliss discussed the prospects of a completed four-lane route connecting Montgomery and Tuscaloosa after updating listeners on progress made to the U.S. Highway 82 route near and around Prattville.

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Provisional ballot counting leads to one-vote lead in State Senate District 27 race

Political watchers figured the contest for the Republican nomination in State Senate District 27 to be competitive, but as it stands now, it will be one of the more bizarre state senate contests in Alabama political history.

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Katie Britt credits 67-county strategy for rural dominance in GOP primary

Last week, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt dominated the map by winning 62 of Alabama's 67 counties in the GOP primary.

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Shelby says Biden military funding request fails to keep pace with inflation

Last week, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) dinged the Biden administration for its Navy and Marine Corps funding request during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing.

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Senate Majority leader Scofield says bolstering school safety, enhancing mental health should be considered in wake of Uvalde shooting

During an appearance on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) named two areas the Alabama Legislature could consider: school safety and mental health in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas shooting.

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Mo Brooks says 'moral values' decline, single-parent households tied to Texas shooting

In terms of exposure, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks' (R-Huntsville) appearance on "Fox News Sunday" was important for his U.S. Senate campaign.

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U.S. Reps. Aderholt, Carl, Brooks join letter calling for withdrawal from WHO

Alabama U.S. Representatives Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) and Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) signed on to a letter from U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wisc.) sent to President Joe Biden that called for the United States to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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State Sen. Elliott discourages potential Ivey pursuit of Medicaid expansion

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) downplayed the possibility of the legislature going along with Medicaid expansion plans and urged Ivey to pursue "bold initiatives."

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SuperPAC spending over $24.5M on Alabama U.S. Senate race, country's third-most expensive says OpenSecrets

Even though it has yet to be settled with a June 21 primary looming, campaign finance tracking website OpenSecrets.org reports Alabama's U.S. Senate race was the third-most expensive of the 2022 election cycle thus far.

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ALGOP chair Wahl 'incredibly upset' over Etowah County ballot issue

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl acknowledged the party's concern over an Etowah County ballot issue and pledged to find a solution.

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Mo Brooks accuses Katie Britt of 'behind the scenes' effort to solicit Democrat crossover votes in GOP primary

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), who will face former Business Council of Alabama head Katie Britt in next month's GOP senatorial primary runoff election, accused Britt of soliciting Democrat votes in Tuesday's primary. He argued she might attempt it again in the runoff.

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Etowah County redistricting error threatens State House Districts 28, 29 election results

On Wednesday, Etowah County Probate Judge Scott Hassell and Secretary of State John Merrill issued a joint statement that revealed a redistricting problem discovered earlier this month was not corrected before the party primary vote on Tuesday.

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Five legislative GOP primary election highlights from Tuesday's primary

While most were focused on the top of the ticket's contentious U.S. Senate and gubernatorial, some competitive legislative races on the ballot ended with surprising outcomes on Tuesday.

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Katie Britt says attacks on UA SGA record, claims she is pro-abortion are a 'blatant lie'

Earlier this month, U.S. hopeful Katie Britt's record as Student Government Association president at the University of Alabama was raised by her opponents for her failure to veto an SGA Senate resolution that called for the campus health center to offer the morning-after pill.

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Durant hints at Mo Brooks endorsement if he misses runoff, calls Britt campaign 'corrupt'

The rough-and-tumble of attack ad politics has caused U.S. Senate hopeful Mike Durant to sour on former Business Council of Alabama CEO and president Katie Britt, one of his opponents in Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary.

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State Senate Pro-Tem Reed says attempts to modify 2019 abortion ban could face state constitutional hurdles

Should the legislature seek to modify Alabama's existing abortion laws, there could be state constitutional hurdles to overcome, says State Senate President Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

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Gubernatorial hopeful Burdette says Ivey should have debated gas tax hike during 2018 campaign 'instead of sneaking it in'

Lew Burdette, one of Kay Ivey's opponents in the 2022 Republican primary on Tuesday, criticized the governor for not making her position on a fuel tax increase known during the 2018 campaign cycle.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer teases GOP's 'Commitment to America' agenda to build momentum for 2022, 2024 elections

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), the House Republican Policy Committee chairman, discussed the efforts behind the "Commitment to America" during an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show."

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Tim James calls for 'massive faith-based outreach' as possible fix for Alabama prisons, recidivism

Should Fob James' son Tim James be elected governor in November, he would be inheriting a situation that is not quite as dire as what the elder James faced in 1979.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers says record gas price 'manufactured on purpose' – 'Malfeasance on the part of the administration'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) argued the pain at the pump was "manufactured on purpose."

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Tuberville raises questions about accountability in 'no' vote on $40B Ukraine package

In a video address posted to his U.S. Senate YouTube page on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said he was committed to voting against the package when it is expected to hit the floor for a vote later on Friday.

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Blanchard says 'one-bid' state prison construction a product of 'padded-pocket government,' 'pay-to-play'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Wednesday, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Lindy Blanchard said she took issue with the use of COVID-19 relief money for a contract that was not awarded through a process with multiple bids.

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