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AL-5 GOP hopeful Dale Strong says 'fight is not over' on Space Command HQ relocation to Huntsville decision

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Strong said the fight to keep the Air Force's plans to relocate Space Command Headquarters to Huntsville was not over.

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AG Marshall says if FBI agents can question parents showing up at school board meetings, they can enforce law protecting SCOTUS justices

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall called for federal law enforcement to act on protests outside U.S. Supreme Court justices' homes during an appearance on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" on Friday.

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Huntsville Mayor Battle looks to improve on top 'Best Places to Live' ranking

Last month, Huntsville topped the U.S. News 2022-2023 "Best Place to Live" rankings. However, according to Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, there are still areas needing improvement.

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Donald Trump endorses Katie Britt in U.S. Senate race

On Friday, former Business Council of Alabama President and CEO Katie Britt's U.S. Senate effort got a shot in the arm from former President Donald Trump.

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GOP Secretary of State hopefuls Wes Allen, Jim Zeigler come out in favor of closed primaries

Since the results of the May 23 Republican primary have been tallied, some of the candidates on the short end of outcomes have alleged Democrats participated in their respective contests and impacted the outcome.

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Mo Brooks 'proud' of January 6 Ellipse speech – 'I wouldn't hesitate to do it again'

During an interview that aired on Thursday's broadcast of Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks said he had no regrets over the January 6, 2020 speech he gave at the Washington, D.C. Ellipse.

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Mo Brooks tells MSNBC if he had been victim of election theft, he would want to be 'reinstated' like Trump

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mo Brooks appeared on one of the last places you might expect Alabama GOP voters to be tuned into on Wednesday.

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Baldwin County GOP chairman Michael Hoyt calls for closed party primaries

Given allegations of Democrat crossover voting in last month's Republican primary, some Republicans suggest the legislature consider a law that would create a closed primary system for how the political parties determine their general election nominee.

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Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Will Boyd: Democrats do not need to interfere with another party's primary

Last week, outgoing Alabama Democratic Party executive director Wade Perry spoke very highly of Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt, fueling speculation that Democrats crossed over to vote in the Republican Party's primary back on May 24.

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U.S. Rep. Carl says Democrats are 'trying to redefine the Second Amendment'

Following last month's shooting in Uvalde, Texas, congressional Democrats have made a concerted effort to push for gun control, but U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) warns the effort goes much deeper than just a reaction to the shooting.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers reintroduces bill to withdraw the U.S. from the United Nations, World Health Organization

Monday, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers' (R-Saks) congressional office announced he had reintroduced the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2022, which would withdraw the United States from the United Nations (U.N.) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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PSC hopeful Brent Woodall seeks to eliminate 'millions of dollars' in excess taxes on utility ratepayers

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Woodall discussed his bid, which he said centers around returning excess tax revenue collected on utility fees to the ratepayers.

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BamaCarry endorses Mo Brooks for U.S. Senate

Pro-Second Amendment organization Bama Carry has endorsed U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) for Alabama's open U.S. Senate seat, according to a release.

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Mo Brooks asks for Donald Trump re-endorsement

Sunday, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) took to TruthSocial to seek the re-endorsement from President Donald Trump in his bid for the U.S. Senate.

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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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