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Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan skeptical of high poll numbers for gambling expansion — Constituents 'very specific,' 'They want a lottery'

Last week, during a press conference unveiling a comprehensive gambling bill and constitutional amendment, State Reps. Chris Blackshear (R-Phenix City), Andy Whitt (R-Harvest), Sam Jones (D-Mobile) and State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) touted polling data from KAConsulting showing broad support for their effort.

Brian Hardin, Alabama Farmers Federation Alabama News
ALFA's Hardin: 'To say that we need to expand gambling or legalize more gambling to address enforcement does not make sense'

During an appearance on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) director of external affairs Brian Hardin questioned lawmakers' desire to expand gambling statewide.

Donald Trump Alabama News
ALGOP endorses Donald Trump for president

At Saturday's Alabama Republican Party winter meeting, the party's state executive committee voted to endorse former President Donald Trump for president ahead of the state's March 5 GOP primary.

Bill Harris Alabama News
Bill Harris pulls off upset for Alabama RNC committeeman against Trump-endorsed John Blanchard, incumbent Paul Reynolds

At Saturday's Alabama Republican Party winter meeting, Bill Harris defeated Trump ally John Blanchard and incumbent committeeman Paul Reynolds in an upset.

Jerry Carl, Barry Moore Alabama News
Carl, Moore react to Special Counsel revelations of Biden deteriorating mental state — 'I think it is going to play well for Trump'

U.S. Reps. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) and Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), who are both competing for the first congressional district Republican nomination, appeared side-by-side at the February Azalea City Republican Women's meeting on Monday.

Barry Moore on ad, 2/7/2024 Alabama News
Barry Moore responds to Carl attack ad in video spot — 'When a candidate goes negative, you know they're behind'

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) released a 30-second spot that apparently responds to his opponent in the first congressional district Republican primary, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile).

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) on Fox Business, 2/5/2024 Alabama News
'Worse than I thought': Tuberville accuses Democrats of 'trying to play a trick on us' with border deal

Monday on FBN's "The Evening Edit," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) derided the so-called border bill deal brokered between Senate Democrats and U.S. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.).

Dale Strong on Newsmax TV, 2/4/2024 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Strong: Mayorkas 'hates America,' wants U.S. 'to look more like Cuba'

During an appearance on Newsmax TV's "Sunday Agenda," U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Monrovia) defended House Republican efforts to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Auburn University Alabama News
Report: Free speech on Alabama college campuses mixed — Auburn among best; Alabama A&M, Troy among the worst

The free speech climate on Alabama's public four-year college and university campuses is mixed, according to a recent report from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE).

Barfoot Alabama News
State Sen. Barfoot hopes focus on gambling 'doesn't kill the rest of the session'

Lawmakers are expected to take up a comprehensive gambling bill early in the 2024 legislative session set to be underway next week.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan: Not 'anywhere close' to enough votes to pass gambling in Senate

Despite speculation about the effort in the House to pass comprehensive gambling legislation, State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) still sees it as a long shot in 2024.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville: Biden, Mayorkas 'should be locked up'

During an appearance on NewsNation, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) hammered President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for the administration's handling of U.S.-Mexico border security.

Alabama political news marijuana alabama flag Alabama News
State Sen. Stutts says medical marijuana rollout 'corrupt or incompetent,' Warns of a 'same situation' with gambling effort

By any standard, the rollout of Alabama's medical cannabis effort over the last two years has not gone well. What started with confusion about the process has transitioned into a series of lawsuits with no end in sight.

Alabama political news highway 45 Alabama News
Would the Alabama Legislature consider mandating how ALDOT prioritizes road improvement projects?

For nearly 100 years, U.S. Highway 45 has run from Mobile to the Alabama-Mississippi state line, running parallel to the old Mobile & Ohio Railroad, from downtown Mobile, through Prichard and Citronelle to the state line.

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.

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