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Alabama Political News
Discover the latest developments in Alabama politics.

Napoleon Bracy Alabama News
SPLC poll: Bracy claims early lead in Democrat primary for AL-2

As the race for the Democrat primary in the newly redrawn second congressional district heats up, a poll released by State Rep. Napoleon Bracy, Jr. (D-Prichard) showed him with a slight lead over his opponents while many voters appear still undecided.

Wes Kitchens State Senate Alabama News
Wes Kitchens announces first media buy in Senate District 9 special election

State Rep. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) announced his first TV media buy on Tuesday in the special Senate election for District 9. The ad "Our Conservative Voice" runs on TV and digital in Madison, Marshall and Blount Counties.

Kitchens Flyer Alabama News
AEA campaign mailers hit mailboxes as teachers' union backs Wes Kitchens in Senate District 9

With just a few weeks left to campaign, the Alabama Education Association has chosen State Rep. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) as its preferred candidate for Senate District 9.

Barry Moore Ad Alabama News
Barry Moore releases two ads in bid for District 1: ‘I went to Washington to take those tough votes’

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) announced Friday that his campaign released its initial two ads in his bid for Alabama's first congressional district.

School Choice Alabama News
Where do SD9 candidates line up on school choice, AEA contributions?

Governor Kay Ivey has committed to making education savings accounts a priority during the 2024 regular legislative session, but whoever wins the special election for Senate District 9 could play a significant role in shaping any potential school choice bill.

Jerry Trump 43 Alabama News
Jerry Carl blames 'Bidenomics' for 'most expensive Christmas yet'; Promotes re-electing Trump as 'best solution'

The holiday season is supposed to be a time to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. However, this season is shaping up to be the most expensive in decades according to U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) who says that as Americans and Alabamians go to the store or shop online to buy groceries and gifts this holiday season they will be hampered by the effect of Bidenomics.

Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville Alabama News
Marshall County facing 'marathon election year' in 2024 with up to 8 potential elections

With a race for Alabama Senate District 9 and the White House in 2024, Marshall County Probate Judge Andrea Lecroy is preparing for a “marathon election year” that could include up to eight elections.

porch pirate Alabama News
State Sen. Weaver announces bill making 'porch piracy' a felony in Alabama

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) will be taking on "porch pirates" next legislative session by making stealing packages or other items from someone else's porch a felony.

Doug Bachuss Alabama News
Doug Bachuss announces candidacy for State School Board District 7

Doug Bachuss announced his candidacy for Alabama State School Board District 7 on Wednesday.

Ballot Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott warns gambling constitutional amendment on 2024 general election ballot would be a 'mistake' for GOP

If there is a session of the Alabama Legislature ahead on the calendar, there is a high probability that speculation about gambling making it through the two chambers and on an election ballot is underway.

Brock Covin Alabama News
Listen: Senate District 9 Republican hopeful releases 'Brock Colvin the hard-nosed conservative' radio spot

Annoying? Perhaps. Memorable? Definitely.

Barry Moore, Jerry Carl Alabama News
Moore, Carl trade blows over NDAA vote as battle for the AL-1 GOP nomination heats up

Campaign season is in full swing and on Thursday the first punches of the race between U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) and U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) were thrown.

D9s Alabama News
Senate District 9 candidates oppose gambling expansion — 'No matter what chamber I’m in, I don’t plan on changing my vote'

Gambling will likely be a big issue again in the State Legislature next session, but it looks like Senate District 9 will be a “no” vote on any related bills no matter who wins the seat.

Jerry Carl Secure the Border Alabama News
Jerry Carl releases second TV ad in battle for District 1 — 'We've got to finish the wall and secure the border'

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

Jerry Blevins Alabama News
Chief Justice candidate Blevins removed from GOP ballot, leaving Sarah Stewart versus Bryan Taylor

Montgomery attorney Jerry M. Blevins’ name has been removed from the March 5 Republican primary ballot for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Strong language to halt Biden admin decision to waste millions in U.S.-Mexico border wall materials included in NDAA

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) included a provision in the recent military defense budget to expedite the utilization of currently unused construction material meant for constructing a wall on the Southern border.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore on Ukraine: 'America Last' approach sending money to other countries 'does not make any sense'

Add U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) to the growing list of Capitol Hill Republicans who oppose increasing the level of funding for Ukraine.

Stacy George Alabama News
Stacy George counting on name ID to win Senate District 9 — 'There’s no doubt in my mind that I’m going to win this race'

Stacy Lee George may not have the money his opponents do in the race for Alabama Senate District 9, but he’s counting on name his high name ID to win him the seat without a runoff.

Britt and Tuberville Alabama News
Britt, Tuberville push back against Crimson Tide football playoff critics

Alabama U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) have countered that the Crimson Tide was the right choice for the college football playoffs.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville warns Republicans to act on border or 'it's going to cost us in the election coming up'

During an appearance on Fox Business Network's "Kudlow" on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said Republican inaction on the U.S.-Mexico border could have political implications for his party in next year's election.

Debate Alabama News
Haley, DeSantis spar for second place in GOP presidential debate in Tuscaloosa

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sparred over their donors and respective records on social issues during an RNC presidential debate in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday. 

Colvin kitchens Alabama News
Colvin raises $80,000 in first month campaigning for Senate District 9; Kitchens claims '2-to-1' lead in cash on hand

Of the $80,000, 96% came from personal and local business donors, giving him a “substantial lead” over fellow House colleague and race opponent Wes Kitchens (R-Arab), Colvin's campaign said.

Archives & History Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott promotes effort to change Archives & History board after controversial LGBTQ+ event — 'They think they know best, and that’s not the foundation of our republic'

After failing to pass legislation last special session that would have clawed back the $5 million in supplemental funding from the Alabama Department of History and Archives (ADAH) over its controversial LGTHQ history luncheon, State. Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) plans to take a different approach in 2024 to hold the department accountable to the taxpayers.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile). Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Jerry Carl on abortion: 'I don't want the federal government to change the law — It is the state's job'

While some Republicans are urging the party to reevaluate its stance on abortion for the sake of winning elections in the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization U.S. Supreme Court decision, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) thinks the high court's ruling that leaves it up to the individual states is the proper approach.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore on abortion: 'Whether you're currying favor with the electorate or whatever – you better stand with the Creator of the universe, and you better be pro-life'

After the lackluster outcome for the GOP in the 2022 midterm elections, some Republicans have suggested the party soften its stance on abortion.

ARFW's Tiffany Noel Alabama News
Tiffany Noel wins AFRW president race; Rejects 'Never Trumper' label

The Alabama Federation of Republican Women (AFRW) had their convention this week and it was not without its share of controversy.

Jerry carl Alabama News
Jerry Carl makes first media buy in battle for District 1 seat — 'Need a workhorse, not a show horse, to fight back'

The ad, entitled "Told Them," touts Carl’s history of being a small businessman and Christian conservative while sticking with his “Just Jerry” slogan.

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