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Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville and other GOP Senators call on Biden Justice Department to stop sending federal funds to partisan organizations

"“This corrupt practice is a prime example of executive overreach. It is Congress’s job to direct federal funds and federal bureaucrats should not be in the business of picking winners and losers.  Federal settlement funds should go to the victims first and then to the U.S. Treasury," said Tuberville.

Elliott625 Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott calls on Ivey, ADOC commissioner to 'drive,' get Alabama prison system 'out of the ditch'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) discussed the problems with Alabama's corrections system and called on Gov. Kay Ivey and ADOC commissioner John Hamm to follow up on the legislature's actions and to get the system "out of the ditch."

Hogan Alabama News
Maryland Gov. Hogan cites Kay Ivey primary victory as example of Trump's 'diminishing' influence

Governor Kay Ivey got a peculiar shoutout during Sunday's broadcast of NBC's "Meet the Press."

Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth addresses Mid-Alabama Republican Club

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth spoke to the Mid-Alabama Republican Club on Saturday where he addressed a large number of topics.

Butler Alabama News
Election contest filed in Alabama House District 2

Kimberly Butler, the third-place finisher in the May 24 House District 2 Republican primary is challenging the final election results arguing that she rather than Jason Black should have been in the runoff with certified winner Ben Harrison. The ALGOP candidates committee will hear Butler's challenge.

Marker Alabama News
Mobile County Community Remembrance Project, local officials spar over lynching historical marker

On Saturday, the Mobile County Community Remembrance Project (MCCR), in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, was set to formally unveil a historical marker in downtown Mobile erected by the City of Mobile.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr suggests 'second look' at 2019 abortion ban but says law ultimately up to constituents

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), who is an attorney, said the legislature would have to take a "second look" at the law.

Joe Biden 2 Alabama News
Tuberville and Britt slam Biden executive order on abortion

"The States have the right to protect life, and that’s exactly what Alabama is going to do. In the U.S. Senate, I will fight back against Joe Biden’s continual overreach and protect the God-given right to life,” Katie Britt said.

Merrill66 Alabama News
Etowah County registrars resign over election issues

On Thursday, Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill (R) published a column in which he stated that the Board of Registrars in the state with “The most egregious dereliction of duties” were asked to resign and they did.

Tuberville623a Alabama News
Tuberville blames economic policies for Biden’s poor polling

“Families are struggling to afford Biden's economy, doing everything from eating less meat to canceling vacations," Tuberville said,

Palmer Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Palmer says Biden administration 'very disingenuous' with claims of issuing oil and gas permits

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) acknowledged the Biden administration's issuances of oil and gas leases but explained they came with onerous requirements.

Scofield Alabama News
State Senate Majority Leader Scofield downplays ARPA special session possibility – 'Not sure that there’s a whole lot of rush'

During an interview with Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Yaffee Program," State Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) argued there was no urgency for a special session before the 2023 regular session.

Alabama Republican Party LOGO 2 Alabama News
Alabama Republican Party may declare Biden’s presidency to be illegitimate

Proposed Alabama Republican Party resolution states that, "The Alabama Republican Party believes that substantial election fraud was committed by local election officials in key metropolitan areas too numerous to list that significantly affected the results in five key states in favor of Joseph R. Biden, Jr.,"

Katie Britt 2 AP Photo by Butch Dill Alabama News
Katie Britt credits ALFA endorsement as 'integral part' of winning GOP nod

One of Alabama U.S. Senate Republican nominee Katie Britt's first major endorsements came from the Alabama Farmers Federation's (ALFA) FarmPAC.

Wahl Alabama News
ALGOP chair Wahl calls for closed primaries, county voter mapping software requirements in wake of controversial primary season

During an interview with Rightside Radio host Phil Williams on Wednesday, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl said his two main takeaways from the rocky primary campaign season were the need for a closed primary system and a requirement that all of Alabama's 67 counties have a uniform mapping software.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville says that Buttigieg is 'way out of his league'

"You wouldn't put some of these people in as dogcatcher, it's embarrassing. This guy running our Transportation Department and working with Energy, is this the best we got? If this is the best we got, we are in trouble.," said Sen. Tommy Tuberville.

US House of Rep Rogers Mike Facebook Alabama News
Rogers says White House forcing Americans to pay record gas prices for 'Green New Deal socialism'

“The Biden administration wants to install their Green New Deal socialism by forcing Americans to pay sky high prices at the gas station. Unreal,” Rep. Rogers said on his Facebook page.

Stetson Alabama News
Alabama Planned Parenthood director foretells a 'political reckoning' over state's abortion ban

During last week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Stephen Stetson, the director of Planned Parenthood Alabama, warned there would be consequences for Alabama in proceeding with its abortion ban under the 2019 Human Life Protection Act.

Poole Alabama News
State Finance Director Bill Poole says anti-prison protests not a 'significant factor' in bond sale

State Finance Director Bill Poole acknowledged difficulties in the long-term bond market. However, he downplayed the role politics had played.

US House of Rep Aderholt Robert Facebook Alabama News
Aderholt says that the Supreme Court made the most news in June

Rep. Aderholt praised the Supreme Court for their rulings in June including the historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Whatley Hovey Alabama News
Alabama Republican Party declares Hovey the winner in SD27 race

Friday's decision by the ALGOP finally makes Jay Hovey the winner of the May 24 Republican primary and the party's nominee. The committee made the decision not to count the disputed provisional ballot that it previously had counted after ALEA produced evidence that that voter was not lawfully registereed.

Hovey Alabama News
SD27 GOP primary runoff victor Jay Hovey pledges a 'low-key, common-sense style of representation'

It's now official. Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey has pulled off the biggest upset of the primary cycle in unseating three-term incumbent State Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) despite being outspent 12-to-1.

Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott says Alabamians 'shouldn't have to pay a toll' for proposed new Mobile Bay I-10 bridge

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), whose State Senate District 32 is adjacent to the proposed bridge's path, called the proposal "improved" from the failed 2019 plan during an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Friday.

Pete Buttigieg visits Birmingham Alabama News
Pete Buttigieg visited Birmingham on Thursday to announce program to reconnect communities

"Using funds from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are proud to announce the launch of Reconnecting Communities: the first-ever dedicated federal initiative to unify neighborhoods living with the impacts of past infrastructure choices that divided them." said U.S Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Whatley623 Alabama News
Whatley bows out of disputed SD27 GOP primary

Friday, just before the Alabama Republican Party's steering committee was set to reconvene to consider the disputed Senate District 27 Republican primary contest outcome between State Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) and Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey, Whatley formally announced he was dropping his challenge.

Carl Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl says he is 'not in the mood to send any more money' to Ukraine

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) reacts to Biden's latest pledge to Ukraine during an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show."

Stadthagen Alabama News
State Rep. Stadthagen defiant against Biden administration threats to school lunches over transgender agenda

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a memo warning that some nutrition benefits, including assistance for school lunches, could be threatened if states did not reverse course on the types of actions that the legislature had taken. State Rep. Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) responds.

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