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21 candidates qualify for congressional District 2 including former Alabama and NFL defensive end Wallace Gilberry

Twenty-one Republican and Democrat candidates filed to run for the new congressional District 2 seat in the 2024 elections.

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Barry Moore to decline Club for Growth support in 2024 AL-1 congressional bid despite rampant speculation to the contrary

It has been over a week since U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) made it official and announced he would compete against U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) for Alabama's first congressional district Republican nomination.

Robert Aderholt Alabama News
Aderholt, other lawmakers demand Biden administration stop restricting civilian gun exports — 'He has no desire to uphold the Second Amendment'

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt on Tuesday joined a letter taking aim at the Biden administration's latest attempts to restrict the Second Amendment.

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DeSantis to qualify for Alabama primary Monday

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is scheduled to qualify Monday in Alabama’s presidential preference primary.

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State Sen. Albritton to run for U.S. House in District 2 while living outside district

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), does not live in the district and would not be able to vote for himself.

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Alabama House colleagues Wes Kitchens, Brock Colvin set to vie for Sen. Scofield's District 9 seat — 'It’s going to be a good little friendly battle'

Not only are the two candidates fairly new to the Alabama Legislature compared to outgoing Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville), but they both also currently represent and live in Marshall County and consider each other a friend.

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Rogers receives Trump's 'total endorsement' for re-election: 'Mike is rebuilding our great military, fighting woke ideology, and defending our country'

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) received some high praise from former President Donald Trump on Wednesday along with his “total endorsement” for re-election.

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Ivey sets special election dates for Senate District 9 — 'Send another strong voice to Montgomery'

The special election dates for Alabama Senate District 9 have officially been set.

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State Rep. Brock Colvin launches bid for Senate District 9

Alabama’s Senate District 9 has another contender after State Rep. Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) officially announced his candidacy Wednesday.

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'If we don’t do something, you don’t get anything': Tuberville calls for halting aid to Israel, Ukraine until Biden deals with southern border crisis

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has firmly opposed the continued funding of Ukraine and pairing Ukraine aid with support for Israel.

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Barry Moore: Newly elected Speaker Johnson will be great for the country and the Republican Party

The Enterprise Republican gave Johnson high marks and explained the behind-the-scenes challenges were a product of "old guard" Republicans and those concerned about the direction of the country.

Mike Johnson receives Speaker's gavel from Hakeem Jeffries, 10/25/2023 Alabama News
Louisiana's Mike Johnson elected House Speaker with unanimous support from Alabama's GOP delegation

Johnson is a senior attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom, which describes itself as “the world’s largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, the sanctity of life, parental rights, and God’s design for marriage and family.”

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Brinyark defeats Cox in House District 16 runoff

The two Republican candidates were just 15 votes apart in the primary election, but Brinyark ended up with almost 200 more votes than Cox Tuesday with 1,706 ballots cast for him — or 52.75% — compared to Cox’s 1,528, according to Decision Desk.

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District 55 voters reject transgender candidate Sylvia Swayne — Hendrix wins runoff for open House seat

Travis Hendrix has defeated Sylvia Swayne in the special election runoff for the House District 55.

Emmer Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Emmer wins GOP nod for speaker; Faces uncertain vote on House floor

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) has won the vote of the House Republican Conference as their candidate for Speaker of the House.

Palmer Alabama News
Palmer challenges all candidates for House Speaker to five commitments — 'We don’t need a person or a personality, we need a plan'

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) put out a challenge to all candidates running for Speaker, asking his fellow contenders to commit to five principles.

Travis Hendrix and Sylvia Swayne Alabama News
Will voters in HD55 elect Alabama's first transgender lawmaker?

The State of Alabama could see its first openly transgender member of the House of Representatives after a runoff vote on Tuesday.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer cites inflation, immigration, crime as reasons for seeking Speakership — 'The American people are desperate for authentic leadership'

Palmer faces eight other Republican congress members who qualified to run for speaker before the October 22 deadline.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer to seek U.S. House speaker post

Sixth district U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) was one of nine Republican congressmen who qualified by the noon ET deadline of October 22 to run for U.S. Speaker of the House.

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U.S. Rep. Carl expects six candidates to compete for House Speaker — 'We will line them up and listen to all of them'

Alabama's first district U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) says House Republicans have a new plan to elect a new Speaker of the House.

Mike Rogers Alabama News
'Categorically false': U.S. Rep. Rogers rejects claim he was willing to work with Jeffries, Dems to elect House Speaker; Says comments were 'misconstrued'

"I was proud to support conservative leader Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House. America spoke last November — Republicans are in the majority in the House and we should elect a Republican Speaker with Republican votes," Rogers said in a statement provided to 1819 News on Friday. "I am and have always been strongly opposed to any attempt to form a coalition government with Democratic support."

Jim Jordan Alabama News
House prepares for third round of voting in speaker race — U.S. Rep. Strong: 'Members of Congress are putting personal grudges before the American people'

A third round of voting for House Speaker is scheduled for Friday morning with U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) hoping to pick up more votes after falling even further behind on the second ballot with 22 Republicans voting against him.

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Jordan falls further behind in speaker race on second ballot — Aderholt: 'I’m strong on my support for him unless he decides otherwise that he cannot get the votes'

Jordan fell short of the minimum 217 needed to claim the House Speaker spot by 22 Republican votes, which is two less than he had yesterday on the first ballot.

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Barry Moore still undecided on political future — 'My priority right now is to get Jim Jordan as speaker'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Moore said he expected a decision in the coming weeks but was currently focused on U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-Ohio) bid for House Speaker.

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Alabama congressional delegation votes along party lines for House Speaker; Jordan fails on first ballot

Backed by Alabama’s Republican delegation, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) failed to garner enough votes to win Speaker of the House of Representatives during the first round of voting Tuesday.

Dale Strong Alabama News
'The right man to lead': Strong backs Jim Jordan for House Speaker

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) has officially endorsed U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to be the new Speaker of the House, giving Jordan the backing of the entire Alabama congressional delegation, minus U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham).

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) Alabama News
ALGOP executive committee member threatens Republican primary ballot access challenge against U.S. Rep. Rogers over House Speaker saga

According to a press release submitted to 1819 News on Sunday, "at least four members" of the Alabama Republican Party's executive committee are planning to file a ballot challenge against U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) for indicating a willingness to cooperate with U.S. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).

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