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Alabama Political News
Discover the latest developments in Alabama politics.

Schumer v Tuberville Alabama News
‘I forced his hand’: Tuberville pressures Schumer to vote on individual military promotion while keeping hold in place

“One of us was bluffing. It wasn't me.”

Ron DeSantis Alabama News
DeSantis backs Tuberville on military holds — 'They are breaking, violating the law'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), a candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, said he supported U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville's (R-Auburn) hold on military promotions during Saturday's Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Town Hall.

Head Coach Bruce Pearl during the game between the Texas Southern Tigers Alabama News
Bruce Pearl doubles down on criticism of Biden prisoner swap with Iran on 9/11 — 'You couldn't make this sh-t up if you tried'

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl continued to speak out against President Joe Biden's deal with Iran to swap prisoners and issue a waiver for international banks to transfer $6 billion in frozen Iranian money from South Korea to Qatar without fear of sanctions on 9/11.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville on House’s Biden impeachment inquiry: ‘The American people deserve the truth’

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is “anxious to see what the House has” after House Republicans announced an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Tuesday.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore credits indictments for Trump's rise in polls: 'Donald Trump’s going to be the next president of the United States'

Since his latest indictment in Fulton County, Georgia for alleged election interference, Donald Trump's poll numbers have gone up, and U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) said he’s confident Trump will win in 2024.

Brock Colvin Alabama News
State Rep. Colvin cool on state lottery: 'I don’t think it’s the game-changer that everybody makes it out to be'

The next regular legislative session isn’t set to begin until February, but state lottery and gambling bills are already expected to take up a lot of floor time in 2024.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville: 'We're going to have holds for a long, long time, and they can just get used to it'

Despite mounting pressure from military and government officials, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said nothing could talk him out of his hold on military promotions until the Department of Defense changes its policy on funding out-of-state travel for abortions.

Dick Brewbaker Alabama News
Fmr State Sen. Brewbaker on 2024 congressional run: 'I would love to run in a district where there is no incumbent'

Although it remains unknown how a three-judge panel will rule in federal court on Alabama's recently redrawn congressional lines, some interested parties are preparing for the 2024 election cycle.

John Wahl, ALGOP Alabama News
ALGOP chairman Wahl: Alabama-hosted GOP presidential debate a 'definite possibility' — 'I would like to see it happen in the fall'

Earlier this year, Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley revealed the third Republican presidential debate of the campaign would be held in Alabama.

Aderholt at Guntersville Coop Brewery Alabama News
Aderholt sets sights on appropriations to avoid government shutdown — 'We got a lot of work to do when we return'

With Congress’ August recess coming to a close next week, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) is already preparing for what could be the next major political battle involving government funding.

BURY THE N WORD 2 Alabama News
Mobile Sgt. John Young calls out Montgomery Mayor Reed's concert for glorifying 'subculture of violence' — 'Any black man promoting that is not worthy of attention'

Mobile police sergeant John Young who gained national attention for calling out violence in black communities is encouraging Montgomery residents to “vote their conscience” in Tuesday’s mayoral election between incumbent Steven Reed and Barrett Gilbreath.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer says SCOTUS redistricting ruling 'a very serious step backward' — It institutionalizes divisions 'with lines on a map'

Alabama will find out within the next few weeks its fate regarding a three-judge panel's review of the congressional maps created by the Alabama Legislature last month after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled maps drawn in 2021 violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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.

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