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Alabama Political News
Discover the latest developments in Alabama politics.

Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth says ALDOT policy should be dictated by need, not politics — 'For too long in Alabama, we've done road projects on politics'

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Ainsworth argued politics still dominate transportation policy and that he would like to see a need-based approach.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan predicts 5-4 SCOTUS decision in Alabama's favor on redistricting

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show" on Thursday, Givhan said he predicted an eventual 5-4 ruling for Alabama, which could keep the legislature's current congressional maps in place.

Nikki Haley Alabama News
2024 GOP hopeful Nikki Haley questions Tuberville's stance against legally dubious Biden admin DoD abortion policy

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) doesn't think U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville's (R-Auburn) hold on military promotions is the right approach to challenging a newly enacted Biden administration Department of Defense policy on abortion.

Donald Trump in Montgomery, 8/4/2023 Alabama News
How Donald Trump's I-65 widening pledge made it into his ALGOP speech

Friday, former President Donald Trump surprised attendees of the summer Alabama Republican Party dinner by mentioning widening Interstate 65 from Mobile to Huntsville during his 45-minute address.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth endorses Trump for reelection to 'undo all the damage President Biden has done'

Ainsworth discussed the reasoning behind his endorsement Friday during an appearance on “Alabama Unfiltered” radio.

Gilbreath Alabama News
Montgomery mayoral candidate Barrett Gilbreath denies accusations of making election about race

Recently, Montgomery mayoral candidate Barrett Gilbreath reacted to incumbent Mayor Steven Reed's chief of staff's attempts to inject race into the upcoming mayoral race.

ALGOP Chairman John Wahl Alabama News
ALGOP's Wahl says AEA 'free to disassociate from the NEA at any time' in response to AEA claim of 'false accusations'

On Monday, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl announced he was personally pursuing a rule change to prohibit campaign contributions from the National Education Association (NEA) and the Alabama Education Association (AEA) for its school board and superintendent candidates.

Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
State Rep. Givan concerned Carlee Russell hoax threatens exclusively missing young black person 'Ebony Alert' legislation

The recent Carlee Russell kidnapping hoax captured the interest and subsequent ire of the nation, and Alabama Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) hopes all the negative attention won’t hurt the chances of her bill targeting missing black youth from passing.

Trump Alabama News
Trump ALGOP dinner in Montgomery expected to break previous record held by DeSantis

Attendance at the ALGOP’s summer dinner in Montgomery where former President Donald Trump is the keynote speaker on Friday is expected to break a record for previous Republican Party dinner events in the Yellowhammer State.

Carl Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl on congressional map: 'Just tell me where the lines are and let's run'

As the controversy surrounding Alabama's newly drawn congressional maps continues to linger, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) is ready to move on and prepare for the 2024 election cycle.

Ledbetter Alabama News
Pelosi is 'the last person we need to be listening to in Alabama' — Speaker Ledbetter reacts to criticism of Alabama congressional map

While on CNN’s State of the Union, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blasted Alabama’s new congressional map, calling it “completely, totally ridiculous.”

Ernie Yarbrough Alabama News
'Yours No Longer': State Rep. Yarbrough drops House bill to strip $5 million ETF supplemental appropriation from Archives & History

Almost immediately after the legislative special session was underway, State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) filed his version of a bill that would rescind a $5 million appropriation from the Education Trust Fund supplemental budget granted to the embattled Alabama Department of Archives & History (ADAH) by the legislature earlier his year.

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) Alabama News
State Rep. Simpson on redistricting: 'It would not surprise me if we have seven Republican congressmen' after 2024 election

With a redistricting special session soon underway in Montgomery, many unknowns remain about how Alabama's congressional delegation will look beyond the 2024 election cycle.

Wise bolin Alabama News
Jeff Wise withdraws from Jefferson County Commission race, endorses Mike Bolin for District 5 seat

Candidate for Jefferson County Commission Jeff Wise has withdrawn from the race and endorsed fellow Republican Mike Bolin for the position.

Historic Downtown Dothan Alabama AL Wiregrass Alabama News
Officials say redistricting could hurt Southeast Alabama — 'We just want to be together to preserve our voice as much as possible'

The potential district combination concerns some county officials in the Wiregrass.

Senate piece Alabama News
Two Democrats dominate Republican supermajority-led Alabama State Senate in 2023

The Alabama State Senate is assumed to be one of the most conservative legislatures in the country, boasting a 27-to-8 Republican supermajority.

Carl628 Alabama News
Jerry Carl predicts Biden will not be Democrats' 2024 presidential nominee

Friday, during an appearance on Mobile talk radio's "Midday Mobile" on FM Talk 106.5, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) predicted a shake-up in Democratic presidential politics.

Nathaniel Ledbetter, Will Ainworth Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter endorses Ainsworth for governor in 2026 at annual Henagar event

Tuesday, House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) and State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) hosted their annual Fourth of July breakfast with a guest list that featured a who's who in state politics in North Alabama.

Barry Moore, Jerry Carl meet with President Donald Trump following 2020 primary victories Alabama News
Legislature working to avoid a Carl-Moore GOP primary with Alabama's new congressional district map?

After last month's 5-4 Milligan v. Allen decision, it seemed inevitable that two Republican congressional incumbents would be forced to face each other in a head-to-head match-up.

Tuberville Alabama News
USA Today ‘race and inequality’ sports editor: Tuberville 'a danger to the country' military holds — Featured on Montgomery Advertiser, Gadsden Times, Tuscaloosa News front pages

As U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s hold on military promotions stretches into its sixth month, his critics are finding more dramatic ways to express their impatience.

ALGOP Chairman John Wahl Alabama News
ALGOP chair Wahl: Party 'looking into' curbing AEA influence on legislative Republicans — 'You can't have a liberal education union bragging about how they accomplished everything they wanted'

Last month, the Alabama Education Association (AEA), the labor union for Alabama's public K-12 school teachers, claimed victories defeating school choice and a handful of tax cut measures during the 2023 legislative session.

Arthur Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: 'I would not be surprised to see some sort of school choice legislation passed in the next session'

Orr said he anticipated "some sort of school choice legislation" making it through the Alabama Legislature in 2024.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville introduces bill to prevent a state's abortion laws being used as criteria for federal basing decisions — 'Should be based on merit, not a partisan political agenda'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and several other Republican lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to prevent the Biden administration from basing federal leases or property decisions on a state’s abortion availability.

Head Coach Bruce Pearl during the game between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023. Alabama News
Auburn's Pearl applauds letter urging Biden to 'deter' Iranian nuclear deal — 'Iran must never be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon'

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl took to Twitter to thank a group of U.S. Senators for penning a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to "strengthen efforts to deter" the Iranian nuclear program.

Wahl Alabama News
ALGOP chair Wahl: We're going to do our best to win all seven congressional districts

During an interview with Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl insisted Republicans would work to not only be competitive but sweep all seven districts.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville blocks Senate Democrats' ninth attempt to break his hold on military promotions

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) blocked the ninth attempt by Senate Democrats to break his hold on military promotions over the Department of Defense’s abortion policy.

Vote Here sign voting election by Erica Thomas Alabama News
Special election dates set to replace former State Rep. Plump after criminal charges filed

The dates for the Alabama House District 55 special election have been decided. The seat was vacated after State Rep. Fred Plump, Jr. (D-Fairfield) resigned in May.

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