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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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Steve Marshall says Alabama AG's office 'readying' to be the aggressor if Roe v. Wade overturned

If the draft opinion leaked earlier this month reflects the U.S. Supreme Court's ultimate ruling, overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and creating a new precedent will leave abortion law up to individual states, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall vowed to act immediately.

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Mo Brooks accuses Katie Britt of flip-flopping on Ukraine $40 billion for political gain

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Mo Brooks criticized Katie Britt of flip-flopping on her support for Ukraine appropriations.

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Durant vows to relinquish Pinnacle Solutions president, CEO role but remain on board if elected to U.S. Senate

However, during a recent appearance on Birmingham radio 105.5 WERC's "Alabama Morning News with JT," U.S. Senate hopeful Mike Durant explained what was next for Pinnacle Solutions should he be elected to the U.S. Senate.

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'Always Totin' Jeremy Oden makes last push with late campaign ad drop

Like them or not, Place 1 Public Service Commissioner Jeremy Oden's "always totin" campaign ads leave a lasting impression and in a down-ballot contest with higher-profile races at the top of the ticket, that could be the difference in a winning campaign.

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Pro-life group SBA List's Musgrave says Ivey support of 2019 abortion ban earned her endorsement

Last month, Susan B. Anthony List’s Candidate Fund PAC announced its endorsement of Gov. Kay Ivey in her re-election bid.

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Britt calls on Congress to finish border wall, address baby formula crisis before giving Ukraine $40 billion

During an interview with Sirius-XM Radio's The Patriot, Britt told Breitbart News host Matt Boyle that the U.S.-Mexico border wall and the shortage of baby formula should take precedent over Ukraine aid.

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Air Force Secretary Kendall vows 'final decision as quickly as we can' on Huntsville Space Command HQ

According to Kendall, the Air Force would move on its final decision "as quickly as we can" and estimated a time of within "several months."

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Mo Brooks calls Britt attacks on Mike Durant birthplace, Colorado home 'playing to prejudices'

Recent polling shows a slight shift in momentum for U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) in the race for the Republican nomination in Alabama's U.S. Senate race.

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Mike Durant doubles down, says more legal immigration is 'America First'

In an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Friday, Durant stuck by that claim and said such an immigration policy was "America First."

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Secretary of State Merrill predicts 28-32% turnout for May 24 primary

Secretary of State John Merrill predicts turnout for this month's primary to be around levels comparable to past primaries.

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Ainsworth says 'preference' on abortion is to 'ban it outright, period'

A 2019 Alabama law banning abortion, which is currently on the books but under a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge, has a high-ranking ally in Montgomery.

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U.S. Reps. Aderholt, Brooks, Palmer sign letter calling on Biden administration to act on baby formula shortage

According to reports, some Alabamians are scouring their neighborhood stores, seeking the precious commodity plagued by a shortage initially triggered by a recall in February.

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Durant explains lack of participation in recent GOP primary elections: 'I was focused on growing a business'

Over the past few months, buzz has swirled about GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Mike Durant's lack of participation in Republican primaries dating back to 2008, the last one in which Durant participated.

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