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Secretary of State Merrill projects 10-15% turnout for June 21 runoff

During Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Merrill said he anticipate an even lower turnout for the June 21 runoff than the May 23, which was 23%.

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Trump may refrain from endorsements in Senate race

Both the Katie Britt and Mo Brooks' campaigns have asked former President Donald J. Trump for his endorsement in the June 21 Republican runoff; but it is possible that he won't endorse either of them.

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Outgoing Alabama Democratic Party executive director Wade Perry touts Katie Britt – 'Pretty awesome,' 'super helpful' to Doug Jones

Alabama Democratic Party executive director Wade Perry's last day is Tuesday, but before his departure, he let it be known to the world that he thinks highly of Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer says 'desperate' Biden trying to galvanize base with gun control

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Friday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) chalked Biden's gun control rhetoric up to pre-midterm election politics.

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Brooks and Tuberville applaud GAO report showing that Huntsville was the best site for Space Command

Brooks and Tuberville applauded the GAO report that found that Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal was the best location for Space Command and that the Pentagon decision to move Space Command to Alabama was not tainted by politics.

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Yolanda Flowers in Democratic primary runoff for Governor

Yolanda Flowers favors SROs in every school in Alabama, Flowers is in the Democratic primary runoff on June 21.

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Katie Britt refuses to participate in Senate debates

"Mo Brooks will undoubtedly resort to embarrassing our state with false, desperate personal attacks. We are seeing his lies get more blatant by the day, and there is no way that a constructive or substantive debate can occur with his continually devolving behavior. Katie won’t participate in the final circus act of Mo’s career," said Katie Britt spokesperson Sean Ross announcing Britt's refusal to debate.

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API's Bogie warns Ivey could pursue gambling legislation in special session 'very soon'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Alabama Policy Institute senior director of fiscal policy Justin Bogie speculated on the future of Alabama's gas tax and what Ivey could do regarding the gaming question.

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Sewell announces her support for Democrats’ gun control bill

“This critical bill would crack down on illegal gun trafficking, raise the age to purchase semi-automatic weapons, strengthen background checks, and prevent guns from getting into the hands of those who shouldn’t have them," Rep. Terri Sewell said of the Democrats' latest gun control bill.

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Stan Cooke is in the GOP Runoff for State Auditor

“The State Auditor’s office is the only office that gives the voter and tax payer a window of transparency to look through and examine how the state government uses their tax dollars,” Dr. Stan Cooke said. Stan Cooke and Andrew Sorrell are in the Republican primary runoff on June 21.

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Durant on election loss: 'The process is as broken as you can possibly imagine'

Mike Durant spent 22 years in the military, including time as a Prisoner of War, and another two decades building a successful business in the cutthroat world of defense contractors. But none of that prepared him for what he called the “corrupt” world of politics and running for office.

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Mo Brooks says lack of funds force him to attack Katie Britt by name – 'I'm not afraid to do it myself'

One of the glaring differences between the two candidates in the Republican U.S. Senate runoff later this month is U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) dedicates a lot of effort to comparing himself to his opponent, former Business Council of Alabama head Katie Britt.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders endorses Katie Britt for U.S. Senate

“I’m thrilled to have the endorsement of Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” stated Britt. “Sarah is a conservative fighter and an unwavering voice for the America First movement."

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'If I have anything to do with it, we will': State Sen. Chambliss envisions four-lane U.S. 82 from Montgomery to Tuscaloosa

During an interview that aired on Montgomery radio NewsTalk 93.1's "Straight Talk," Chambliss discussed the prospects of a completed four-lane route connecting Montgomery and Tuscaloosa after updating listeners on progress made to the U.S. Highway 82 route near and around Prattville.

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Brooks defends assertion that there was voting fraud in the 2020 presidential election

“When I hear these talking heads on TV or in the media just out of hand reject the idea that there was signification voter fraud or election theft activity in 2020 without any evidence to support what they say, I know it is wrong,” Brooks told Dinesh D'Souza.

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'The position is under attack': Andrew Sorrell makes runoff for State Auditor

Andrew Sorrell says "Give the Auditor something to do," urging that the office of the Examiner of Public Accounts be folded back under the State Auditor's position as the writers of the 1901 Constitution had planned.. Sorrell and Stan Cooke are running in the Republican runoff for the post on June 21.

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Provisional ballot counting leads to one-vote lead in State Senate District 27 race

Political watchers figured the contest for the Republican nomination in State Senate District 27 to be competitive, but as it stands now, it will be one of the more bizarre state senate contests in Alabama political history.

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Katie Britt credits 67-county strategy for rural dominance in GOP primary

Last week, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt dominated the map by winning 62 of Alabama's 67 counties in the GOP primary.

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U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton endorses Katie Britt for Senate

As Alabama’s next U.S. Senator, I’ll proudly work with Senator Cotton to fight for these important priorities an d defend our Christian conservative values,” Katie Britt said following Sen. Cotton's endorsement.

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Tuberville defends Title IX sports

“Any such weakening of current Title IX protections would amount to a reversal of 50 years of progress for women and girls in sports and an offense to every woman who has ever benefited from the enactment of the law," said Tuberville.

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Alabama Secretary of State says Mike Lindell has no credibility

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) told the 1819 News that Mike Lindell has no credibility after Lindell questioned the integrity of the May 24 primary results in Alabama and claimed that Blanchard and Ivey should be in a runoff.

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Shelby says Biden military funding request fails to keep pace with inflation

Last week, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) dinged the Biden administration for its Navy and Marine Corps funding request during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing.

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Former Trump White House official commends Wardynski’s success in the Pentagon

Joshua Whitehouse, who served as the White House Liaison to the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security during the Trump administration, released a statement on Monday affirming Casey Wardynski’s role in implementing President Donald J. Trump’s Make America Great Again (MAGA) agenda.

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Aderholt and Brooks urge Biden Administration to do more about fuel prices

Congressmen Robert Aderholt and Mo Brooks both urged President Joseph R. Biden (D) to reverse limits on oil exploration and pipeline construction,

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Senate Majority leader Scofield says bolstering school safety, enhancing mental health should be considered in wake of Uvalde shooting

During an appearance on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) named two areas the Alabama Legislature could consider: school safety and mental health in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas shooting.

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Mo Brooks says 'moral values' decline, single-parent households tied to Texas shooting

In terms of exposure, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks' (R-Huntsville) appearance on "Fox News Sunday" was important for his U.S. Senate campaign.

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U.S. Reps. Aderholt, Carl, Brooks join letter calling for withdrawal from WHO

Alabama U.S. Representatives Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) and Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) signed on to a letter from U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wisc.) sent to President Joe Biden that called for the United States to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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