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Nathaniel Ledbetter to serve as Alabama's next Speaker of the House

Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) was elected Thursday as the new Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives.

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Tuberville names Mary Blanche Hankey chief of staff

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has named a new chief of staff to replace Stephen Boyd, who was Tuberville’s first announced hire before he took office.

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Conecuh County Sheriff's race comes down to 1 vote; Recount planned

The race for sheriff in Conecuh County hangs in the balance over one vote, not including provisional ballots.

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Mo Brooks blames Republican leaders for lackluster midterm performance; Praises DeSantis as lone ‘shining star’

Republicans went into the midterm election Tuesday hoping to take back Congress from Democrats in a “red wave.” When that didn’t happen, many began speculating about what led to the low performance, but Sen. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said the GOP has no one to blame but themselves.

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ALGOP chair John Wahl declares midterms a 'very good night' for Alabama Republicans — 'We won every statewide position'

With election results still coming in around the country and many voters wondering which political party will take majorities in the U.S. Congress, Alabama GOP chairman John Wahl has already claimed victory in the Yellowhammer State.

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State Rep. Chip Brown thankful voters approved Aniah's Law — 'It is a piece of legislation that I became emotionally involved with'

Brown said over the years, he has grown close to Blanchard’s family. He added that he spoke to them Tuesday night after learning of the passing of the amendment.

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Brock Colvin to represent Alabama House District 26 as youngest member in state legislature

At 27, Brock Colvin will be the youngest member of the Alabama Legislature when his term begins next session.

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Alabama Republicans prevail as expected but red wave stalls

Just as the national outcomes left much to be desired for Republicans, some state-level races did not go as hoped for the GOP on Tuesday, either.

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Jared Hudson campaign still hopeful 'the truth will be revealed' after loss to Mark Pettway

The Jared Hudson for Sheriff of Jefferson County campaign left a watch party in Fultondale Tuesday night after learning Hudson lost by only a few thousand votes.

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Madison County stays solidly red as 'toss-up' legislative races go in Republicans' favor

There was some speculation going into Tuesday’s midterm elections about whether a handful of races might turn Madison County from Republican red to a more Democratic purple.

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Longtime Wiregrass Democrat legislator Dexter Grimsley defeated by Republican Rick Rehm

Rick Rehm, the Republican nominee in House District 85, pulled off a somewhat unexpected upset by defeating State Rep. Dexter Grimsley (D-Abbeville).

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Democrat State Rep. Lawrence holds off Republican challenger in House District 69

State Rep. Kelvin Lawrence (D-Hayneville) defeated a Republican challenger by a 55%-to-45% margin to keep his House District 69 seat for another two years.

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Will Ainsworth wins reelection as lieutenant governor of Alabama

Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth has won reelection against Libertarian opponent Ruth Page-Nelson.

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Alabama Democrats in disarray on Election Day

The leadership change in the Alabama Democratic Party is not going as smoothly as Democrats may have hoped, and party chairman Randy Kelley made it public the night before voters head to the polls.

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State Senate District 33 GOP candidate Pete Riehm fires back against claim he 'attacked our Capitol' — 'An utterly false mass mail piece'

An Alabama Senate candidate is speaking out after attack ads were delivered to mailboxes in District 33 claiming he led a group to Washington on Jan. 6 and “attacked our Capitol.”

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Georgia extends gas tax suspension until mid-December as Alabama's gas tax revenue surpasses projections

Georgia drivers will continue to notice some relief at the pump until Dec. 11 after Gov. Brian Kemp extended the state’s gas tax suspension Friday.

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Kay Ivey noncommittal on tax relief — 'We've got to be very prudent'

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey was asked about the possibility of tax relief given the budget surpluses for both the Education Trust Fund and general fund budgets.

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Eagle Forum of Alabama's Gerritson urges 'yes' vote on recompiled Alabama Constitution — Says fixes eliminate arguments for constitutional rewrite

Eagle Forum of Alabama executive director Becky Gerritson is urging voters to support the adoption of the proposed recompiled and updated Alabama Constitution next week at the ballot box.

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Five legislative races to watch on Election Day

While most of the focus will be on national politics next Tuesday given much of Alabama's elections are settled during the primaries, there are a handful of Republican-versus-Democrat contests of which to be aware.

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'I told you so, Alabama': Siegelman laments failed 1999 lottery vote

The winning ticket for Saturday's Powerball lottery drawing will be in excess of $1.5 billion after Wednesday drawing for a prize estimated to be worth $1.2 billion yielded no winner. If Alabamians wish to play, they will have to travel to neighboring states, given Alabama has yet to accept the lottery.

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Mo Brooks slams Democrats over illegal immigration following Pelosi attack — ‘The worm turns’

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) wasted no time in calling out Democrats over their lax border and immigration policies that ostensibly helped facilitate the attack.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt: We can't capitulate to Democrats in lame-duck session to pass end-of-year appropriation bills

If, as expected, Republicans win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 8 midterm elections, unfinished business will still be left for the Pelosi-led lame-duck House.

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Tuberville: Pro-open borders Democrats 'trying to wipe Christianity out in this country'

Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) appeared on NewsmaxTV's "The Balance" to discuss threats from illegal immigration, which he and host Eric Bolling argued was being allowed purposefully by the Biden administration and other pro-open borders Democrats.

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Jefferson County GOP chairman hopes voters are paying attention to November 8 general election

Jefferson County GOP chairman Paul DeMarco said local Republicans should pay close attention to the upcoming general election.

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Blackburn, Ainsworth, state lawmakers rally for Katie Britt at Madison campaign stop

Joined by U.S. Senator Marshall Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and a host of other state officials, Britt laid out her conservative plans should she take office, tackling key issues such as border security, reproductive issues, economic woes and education reform.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer warns Pelosi may maneuver for 'economy-killing policies' in lame-duck appropriations bill

Should the Republicans retake the U.S. House of Representatives in next week's midterm elections, they will still have to deal with a Nancy Pelosi-led House through the end of the year.

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'2000 Mules' producer arrested along with True the Vote leader for contempt of court

Alabama native Gregg Phillips was arrested in Texas on Monday for contempt of court related to his work with election integrity group True the Vote.

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