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State Rep. Ensler files several gun control-related bills ahead of legislative session

State Rep. Phillip Ensler (D-Montgomery) has filed a series of bills in the upcoming legislative session designed to cut down on gun crimes in the state. 

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'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.

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Carl campaign releases fourth TV ad in battle for AL-1 — 'I want the Trump economy back'

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) announced Wednesday his campaign released its fourth TV ad in his re-election bid to Alabama's first congressional district.

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Alabama GOP House delegation unanimous in support of resolution condemning Biden's border policies

Alabama’s Republican congressional delegation all voted on Wednesday to approve a resolution condemning President Joe Biden and other federal officials for creating and facilitating the massive immigration influx that continues to plague the southern border.

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Dick Brewbaker says voter turnout crucial for GOP in AL-2 race — 'We’re not going to win it with 30% turnout'

Despite the Democrats' advantage, former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) believes a Republican could win in Alabama’s newly re-drawn second congressional district if they can get out the vote.

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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.

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Ainsworth announces endorsement for House District 27 — 'I am going all-in to elect Jeana Ross'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth hopes to have a say in who takes over his old House seat. On Tuesday, he officially endorsed former Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education Secretary Jeana Ross in the special election for House District 27, which he held from 2014-2018.

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Dick Brewbaker releases first media ad in campaign for AL-2: 'Liberty, Security, Limited Government'

Brewbaker is one of the few candidates on either side of the aisle to live in the newly re-drawn second district and, according to political insiders, is the front-runner for the Republican nomination.

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Tuberville endorses Utah GOP candidate for Romney's soon-to-be vacant Senate seat

With U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) retiring, the battle for his seat is already heating up. On Monday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) helped fan the flames by endorsing GOP candidate Trent Staggs in the race.

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State Rep. Givan files weight discrimination bill — 'I didn’t think it was an issue until people started reaching out'

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) is taking on weight discrimination in the workplace by filing a bill in the upcoming legislative session to prohibit employers from using weight or body size in job determination.

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Stacy George, Jeana Ross, Alan Miller announce bids for House District 27 seat vacated by State Senator-elect Wes Kitchens — 'I'd be crazy not to run'

Less than two days after being defeated by State Senator-elect Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) in Tuesday’s Republican primary special election for Senate District 9, former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George told 1819 News he's ready to get back on the campaign trail for House District 27.

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AL-6 congressional candidates face off in Vestavia on Saturday

Alabama’s sixth congressional district has a three-way race for Congress, and all three will face off in a forum on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Vestavia Hills Library, “The Library in the Forest.”

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Tuberville: SecDef Austin 'shuffling around and people having to escort him' after undisclosed surgery

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) recently criticized the Biden administration’s handling of the hospitalization of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, claiming he believes Austin’s condition is worsening and he has to be escorted around with assistance.

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Brewbaker earns Gilberry endorsement in AL-2: 'The kind of man I want representing my family in Congress'

Republican candidate Dick Brewbaker announced Thursday that Wallace Gilberry endorsed his campaign for the Republican nomination in the second congressional district. Gilberry was originally a candidate in the race but dropped out on January 8.

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‘Roll Tide Forever!’: State politicos react to Saban announcement

Recognizing his incredible career, leaders across Alabama - no matter their collegiate allegiances - offered up praise for college football’s greatest coach of all time.

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Jerry Carl announces record-breaking fundrasing haul for his campaign in Q4: $550,000 from 3,700 donors

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) announced on Wednesday a record-breaking $548,981 raised in the 4th quarter (Q4) of 2023 for his re-election to Alabama's first congressional district.

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New bill would allow local law enforcement to contract SROs for non-public schools

A new bill filed in the Alabama Senate would allow local law enforcement to contract with non-public schools to supply police as school resource officers.

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SAC PAC releases ad opposing Barry Moore for District 1; Yellowhammer's Shashy listed as PAC's 'treasurer'

On Monday, the South Alabama Conservatives PAC launched its first ad against U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) in the race for Alabama's first congressional district.

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Barry Moore makes first TV media buy in first congressional district race

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) announced his first media buy in the heated race for Alabama's first congressional district.

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State Sen. Elliott files bill to allow local authorities to remove library board members at will

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) recently pre-filed a bill that clarifies the right of municipal and county authorities to appoint and dismiss local library board members at their discretion.

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State Sen. Givhan doubtful stand-alone lottery, casino gambling bill will pass in 2024

Though some are pointing to 2024 as the year some type of gambling or lottery bill is passed, State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) has his doubts.

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Barry Moore rails against 'uniparty' Republicans, funding for Ukraine at Baldwin County campaign stop

On Saturday, Moore spoke at the monthly meeting of the Baldwin County Republican Think Tank group gathered at Mama Lou's restaurant in Robertsdale.

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Tuberville calls on GOP Senate holdouts to back Trump, chides Nikki Haley as a 'neocon'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called on those 31 Republican lawmakers to get behind the former commander-in-chief.

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Teddy Powell releases first media buy in House District 10 special election

Madison City Councilman Teddy Powell announced on Thursday his campaign has made its first media buy of the cycle in the special election for House District 10.

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Allen Long raises record-breaking $100K for State School Board District 7 campaign

Republican primary candidate for State School Board District 7 Allen Long announced Wednesday that his campaign raised $101,710 in financial contributions in December.

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Barry Moore pledges no government funding until border secure — 'I will not fund woke, weaponized, and wasteful government'

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), along with U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), signed a pledge on Wednesday initiated by the Immigration Accountability Project, stating, "I will not vote to fund the government until our border is secure."

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Jerry Carl's third media buy in District 1 race to focus on border security: 'Biden doesn't get it'

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) announced Wednesday that his campaign released its third TV ad in his re-election bid to Alabama's first congressional district.

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