Rise to the Moment of Truth Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Tag: FM Talk 106.5

Wahl Alabama News
ALGOP chair Wahl blames negative campaigning, lack of media coverage for low voter turnout

"That was probably the most disappointing thing this cycle, was just the voter turnout, the voter turnout numbers," Wahl said.

Elliott Rogers716 Alabama News
Why did State Sen. Elliott send Congressman Rogers a box of nails?

Earlier this week, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) voiced his frustration with the Alabama Legislature's use of American Rescue Plan Act (APRA) funds allocated to the state in the name of COVID-19 pandemic relief.

Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers slams legislature for using ARPA money on prison construction

However, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) said he saw the use of ARPA money on prisons instead of rural broadband as inappropriate.

Kennon Alabama News
Orange Beach Mayor Kennon reacts to 'abortion ship' – 'Time for pro-life people to say that ain't going to happen, lady'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said he vehemently opposes such an effort off the coast of his city.

Town Alabama News
Fmr U.S. Attorney Jay Town says 'floating abortion clinic' still illegal – 'Getting cute with the law is going to fail'

A $20 million proposal to put an abortion clinic off the coast of Alabama in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico will not work, according to former U.S. Attorney Jay Town.

Elliott625 Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott calls on Ivey, ADOC commissioner to 'drive,' get Alabama prison system 'out of the ditch'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) discussed the problems with Alabama's corrections system and called on Gov. Kay Ivey and ADOC commissioner John Hamm to follow up on the legislature's actions and to get the system "out of the ditch."

Palmer Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Palmer says Biden administration 'very disingenuous' with claims of issuing oil and gas permits

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) acknowledged the Biden administration's issuances of oil and gas leases but explained they came with onerous requirements.

Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott says Alabamians 'shouldn't have to pay a toll' for proposed new Mobile Bay I-10 bridge

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), whose State Senate District 32 is adjacent to the proposed bridge's path, called the proposal "improved" from the failed 2019 plan during an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Friday.

Collins510 Alabama News
State Rep. Collins calls for state to be more proactive in adoption process in wake of abortion ban

State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur), the chief sponsor of the 2019 Human Life Protection Act, suggests the state improve upon its existing adoption resources and protocol.

Carl628 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl says Alabama leadership has to 'look at very closely' abortion ban's rape and incest issue

Monday, during a wide-ranging interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "Mobile Mornings," U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) voiced his approval of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision.

Oliver Alabama News
State Rep. Oliver says SD27 coin toss decision 'an insult' to the Alabama Senate, voters

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, State Rep. Ed Oliver called on ALGOP chair John Wahl to forgo guidance from the steering committee and exercise his power under state law to decide best for Republican voters.

Elliott625 Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott says 'no need' to tweak 2019 abortion ban – 'It's settled in Alabama'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) reminded listeners the debate before the passage of the 2019 law was thorough and noted the Alabama Constitution, amended by a vote of the public, reflected that law.

John Merrill Alabama News
Secretary of State Merrill says HD2 ballot snafu 'still under investigation'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Secretary of State John Merrill, Alabama's top election official, acknowledged problems in last month's State House District 2 Republican primary but said the dispute was "still under investigation."

Britt and brooks Alabama News
Mo Brooks, Katie Britt make closing pitches in GOP U.S. Senate runoff

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and former Business Council of Alabama head Katie Britt took to the airwaves to make one last argument for voters to consider for Tuesday's U.S. Senate Republican primary.

Brooks Britt Alabama News
BREAKING NEWS: Mo Brooks calls for ALGOP to disqualify Katie Britt on eve of U.S. Senate runoff

On Monday's broadcast of Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks called the Alabama Republican Party to formally disqualify former Business Council of Alabama head Katie Britt as a Republican candidate.

Paul Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Paul says Trump's Katie Britt endorsement 'illogical,' 'irrational' – 'Should be just discounted'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a Mo Brooks supporter, called on Alabama Republican voters to discount former President Donald Trump's endorsement of Katie Britt.

Casey Wardynski headshot Alabama News
Wardynski blames CRT curriculum on federal desegregation order, not showing up on anyone's radar

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, AL-5 hopeful Casey Wardynski shrugged off the attacks about CRT and tied it to Huntsville being under a federal court's order to fulfill certain obligations because of segregation long before he arrived on the scene.

Dale Strong Alabama News
AL-5 GOP hopeful Dale Strong says 'fight is not over' on Space Command HQ relocation to Huntsville decision

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Strong said the fight to keep the Air Force's plans to relocate Space Command Headquarters to Huntsville was not over.

Brooks610 Alabama News
Mo Brooks 'proud' of January 6 Ellipse speech – 'I wouldn't hesitate to do it again'

During an interview that aired on Thursday's broadcast of Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks said he had no regrets over the January 6, 2020 speech he gave at the Washington, D.C. Ellipse.

Baldwin GOP Alabama News
Baldwin County GOP chairman Michael Hoyt calls for closed party primaries

Given allegations of Democrat crossover voting in last month's Republican primary, some Republicans suggest the legislature consider a law that would create a closed primary system for how the political parties determine their general election nominee.

Carl Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl says Democrats are 'trying to redefine the Second Amendment'

Following last month's shooting in Uvalde, Texas, congressional Democrats have made a concerted effort to push for gun control, but U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) warns the effort goes much deeper than just a reaction to the shooting.

Brent Woodall speaking edited Alabama News
PSC hopeful Brent Woodall seeks to eliminate 'millions of dollars' in excess taxes on utility ratepayers

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Woodall discussed his bid, which he said centers around returning excess tax revenue collected on utility fees to the ratepayers.

Palmer Alabama News
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.

Justin Bogie Headshot Alabama News
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.

Brooks Britt Alabama News
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.

Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott discourages potential Ivey pursuit of Medicaid expansion

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) downplayed the possibility of the legislature going along with Medicaid expansion plans and urged Ivey to pursue "bold initiatives."

KBB Alabama News
Katie Britt says attacks on UA SGA record, claims she is pro-abortion are a 'blatant lie'

Earlier this month, U.S. hopeful Katie Britt's record as Student Government Association president at the University of Alabama was raised by her opponents for her failure to veto an SGA Senate resolution that called for the campus health center to offer the morning-after pill.

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