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Alabama (GOP Club)

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  • Pro-Trump super PAC pressures Mitch McConnell to invest in Roy Moore’s Senate bid

    10/04/2017 2:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    A pro-Trump group is calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put his financial muscle behind Roy Moore’s bid for the Senate in the Alabama special election, saying the investment would be the best way for the Kentucky Republican to “atone” for previous political sins. In a head-to-head runoff race for the GOP nomination last week, Mr. Moore defeated Sen. Luther Strange, who had been appointed to the seat earlier this year. The incumbent had received support from Mr. McConnell and the aligned Senate Leadership Fund, which invested millions into bolstering Mr. Strange’s bid and tearing down his rivals....
  • Democrats ought to invest in Doug Jones’s campaign against Roy Moore (Laugh your Ossoff)

    09/27/2017 1:52:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | September 26, 2017 | Matthew Yglesias
    Roy Moore is probably going to be the next senator from Alabama, and that’s true no matter what the Democratic Party says or does about it. Alabama is, for starters, Alabama. Jeff Sessions was rejected for a federal judgeship by the United States Senate on the grounds that he was too racist, and a couple of years later, Alabama Republicans nominated him for a Senate seat and he won. There’s no reason at all to think that Moore can’t follow the same trail he’s blazed. Beyond that, America is a much more polarized place that it was in the 1980s....
  • Strange vs. Moore: Which Brand of Trumpism Will Win?

    09/26/2017 4:09:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 26, 2017 | Andrew Egger
    Washington stands by to see which brand of Trumpism will carry the day in a Alabama's special election primary between Luther Strange and Roy Moore, a race that has become something of a proxy war for the Republican Party. Polls close at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday and THE WEEKLY STANDARD will be tracking the vote count below, with data provided by DecisionDeskHQ:(CHART-AT-LINK) The race pits the incumbent Strange, a relatively conventional Republican who was appointed to fill Jeff Sessions’s vacated seat in February, against Moore, a religious firebrand who achieved notoriety through his uncompromising social stances as an Alabama judge....
  • Trump phones 'Rick & Bubba,' calls Roy Moore 'Ray' as he stumps for Strange

    09/25/2017 10:20:53 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 22 replies
    AL.com ^ | Sep 25 | Leada Gore
    A primary win by "Ray" Moore would open Alabama's U.S. Senate seat to Democrats, President Donald Trump told radio-hosts "Rick and Bubba" this morning. Trump called the popular syndicated radio show on Monday, just days after appearing at a Huntsville, Alabama rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. "Luther Strange is going to be a great Senator," Trump said. "He loves Alabama, he loves the state and he loves the country. He will absolutely win against the Democrat. Ray will have a hard time. If Luther wins, the Democrats will hardly fight. If Ray wins (Democrats) will pour in $30...
  • Trump Could Win Even If He Loses in Alabama

    09/24/2017 3:06:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama Republicans have a choice between a Trump-like outsider and a Trump-backed insider Tuesday in a closely watched Senate GOP runoff that has the potential to wreak havoc on the Senate Republicans’ narrow majority. In a fitting conclusion to a sometimes nasty battle, supporters of GOP establishment-backed interim Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., are expected to rally on the eve of the election with Vice President Mike Pence. On the other side of the state, backers of insurgent candidate Roy Moore will stump with Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and controversial "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. Trump...
  • Nigel Farage to support controversial judge Roy Moore in Alabama election

    09/24/2017 12:43:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 24, 2017 | Ben Jacobs in Mobile, Alabama
    Nigel Farage will speak in Fairhope, Alabama on Monday night, in support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. The Guardian has learned that the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) will join former White House advisor Steve Bannon and Duck Dynasty TV star Phil Robertson at an election eve rally. Moore, a fiery opponent of gay marriage who condemned “sodomy” in prepared remarks in a televised debate, is in a tight race against appointed incumbent Luther Strange, for the Republican nomination for a Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s attorney general. Farage is a...
  • Senate candidate Roy Moore in 2005: 'Homosexual conduct should be illegal'

    09/21/2017 6:02:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 21, 2017 | Nathan McDermott and Andrew Kaczynski
    Roy Moore, a Republican US Senate candidate in Alabama, said in a 2005 interview that he believes "homosexual conduct" should be illegal. Moore, a hardline conservative Christian and former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, made the comments in an interview with liberal commentator Bill Press on C-SPAN2's After Words. Moore appeared on the show to publicize a book he had just written about his expulsion from the court for refusing to take down a monument to the Ten Commandments. During the interview Press asked Moore if he believed homosexual conduct should still be illegal after the 2003 landmark...
  • As White House Backs Off Alabama Race, Desperate Luther Strange Lies in Attacks on Judge Roy Moore

    09/01/2017 6:05:04 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 21 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Aug 30 | Matthew Boyle
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — As the White House is backing off ardent support for Luther Strange in next month’s U.S. Senate primary runoff, Strange has resorted to falsified direct attacks on his surging opponent, former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Judge Roy Moore. On Twitter Thursday afternoon, the flailing Strange tweeted out a snippet of Moore’s Thursday morning interview with nationally syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham falsely claiming that Moore attacked President Donald J. Trump. In his tweet, Strange called for Moore to apologize to Trump. The only problem with Strange’s latest phony attack? The interview, and Moore’s comments, were anything...
  • Alabamians get private, after-hours tour of the West Wing. Here’s what they saw.

    06/09/2017 6:35:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yellow Hammer ^ | June 8, 2017 | Jordan LaPorta
    6,000 tourists visit the White House Tourist Center every day. As the seat of the executive branch of the U.S. Federal Government, it is not hard to understand why 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is such a popular attraction. However, very few of those 6,000 tourists get to see the West Wing, but last month four lucky Alabamians took the tour of a lifetime through the nucleus of the President’s home. Riley Roby, the husband of Rep. Martha Roby, invited Donna Horne, Chairman of Pike County’s Republican Party; Elaine Ridenour, Secretary of the Alabama Republican Party; and Sue Neuwien, Second Congressional District...
  • Alabama Candidate for Senate Invokes President’s Slogan: Roy Moore Ties himself to Trump slogan

    05/01/2017 6:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WLTZ-TV ^ | May 2, 2017 | Don Hammond
    U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan with and added twist. Moore said, “I support President Trump’s agenda of making America great again. But I submit to you that we can only make America great again if we make America good,” Moore’s campaign announcement spelled out what he believes isn’t good: divorce, abortion and same-sex marriage. Moore made the statement in his downtown Montgomery office a day after announcing his bid for the Senate seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “I am definitely not establishment,” Moore said with...
  • Rep. Brooks: Dems' 'war on whites' behind some criticism of Sessions

    01/11/2017 5:29:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 11, 2017 | Chris Massie
    Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks said in a radio interview on Tuesday that criticism of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is Donald Trump's pick to be attorney general, is part of an ongoing "war on whites" by Democrats. "It's really about political power and racial division and what I've referred to on occasion as the 'war on whites.' They are trying to motivate the African-American vote to vote-bloc for Democrats by using every 'Republican is a racist' tool that they can envision," the Republican congressman said on "The Morning Show With Toni & Gary" on WBHP 800 Alabama radio. "Even if...
  • Alabama Guv Interviews Roy Moore As Potential Replacement For Sen. Sessions

    12/21/2016 2:20:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | December 21, 2016 | Matt Shuham
    The Alabama governor's office confirmed Wednesday that he had interviewed suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to potentially replace Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). Sessions, Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general, would leave an vacancy in the U.S. Senate if he is confirmed next year. Local news station WVTM confirmed with the Gov. Robert Bentley's (R) office that Moore was under consideration to fill Session's seat. Moore was formally suspended for the remainder of his term as chief justice in September, on the grounds that he ordered lower court justices not to give same-sex couples marriage licenses. The U.S....
  • Trump backer wants tougher screenings on Muslims after massacre

    06/12/2016 3:06:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 12, 2016 | Marisa Schultz
    Top Donald Trump surrogate Sen. Jeff Sessions on Sunday called for tougher screenings of Muslims coming into the United States in the wake of the mass shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub. “It certainly looks like another one of the extremist attacks, Islamic extremism,” Sessions (R-Ala.) told Fox News Sunday. “There’s just within the wonderful group of Islamic people, a certain group of radicals and it’s been there for a long time and it seems to be growing. We have to accept that fact.” Sessions said the attack, that left “approximately” 50 people dead and 53 wounded will mean “further...
  • Picking their running mates: Why Sanders and Cruz are the best VP picks

    06/11/2016 2:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have yet to shore up their bases. Mrs. Clinton is looking to heal the primary wounds of rival Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders‘ and his progressive supporters, who have threatened to stay home in November. Donald Trump has had a tough time attracting the support of establishment conservatives who worry he’s too centrist. And each needs their bases to coalesce in order to win the presidency. An analysis completed by The Wall Street Journal suggested since 1992, every candidate who ended up winning the White House had a favorable rating of at least 80 points among...
  • Jeff Sessions reportedly on Donald Trump's VP shortlist: Here are the other names

    05/26/2016 7:57:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Leada Gore
    Jeff Sessions is on Donald Trump's shortlist for a potential vice presidential running mate, according to reports. The New York Post said Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has narrowed down his list of potential running mates. The list includes Sessions, Alabama's junior Senator, as well as a retired general and a Washington lawmaker. Sessions, the first Senator to endorse Trump, is advising him on foreign policy and immigration matters...
  • Cruz outraises Rubio in Super Tuesday states

    02/23/2016 10:35:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KENS-TV | February 23, 2016 | Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAY
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.kens5.com/story/news/2016/02/23/ted-cruz-marco-rubio-super-tuesday-states-fundraising/80802330/
  • What Donald Trump's Win In South Carolina Says About The Republican Party (Compares to Wallace)

    02/20/2016 6:09:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | February 20, 2016 | Igor Bobic and Ryan Grim
    Donald Trump comfortably defeated his Republican presidential rivals on Saturday in South Carolina's GOP primary. Trump's resounding victory isn't simply a boon to his prospects for winning the Republican presidential nomination, an outcome once thought impossible that is looking increasingly more plausible. It is also an embarrassing repudiation of conservative orthodoxy that has dominated Republican politics for decades. It suggests that the party's intellectual leaders, who organized the base around the National Review/Weekly Standard consensus -- small government, free trade, pro-Israel, deregulation, low taxes, social conservatism and an aggressive foreign policy -- have been generals of a phantom army. The...
  • Cruz wins Madison Co. Republican Men's straw poll (Alabama)

    02/20/2016 4:59:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WAFF-TV ^ | February 20, 2016 | Staff
    Club straw poll was conducted Saturday, with Ted Cruz declared the front-runner. Poll officials said 200 people cast their vote at the monthly meeting. Cruz received 29.5 percent of the club's votes, with Donald Trump in second place with 27 percent. The ballot contained the names of all the Republican candidates who qualified to run in Alabama, although some have since suspended their campaigns. The outcome Saturday is slightly different than the national polls that place Trump ahead of Cruz. The full results of the straw poll are as follows:* Ted Cruz - 29.5 percent (59 votes) * Donald Trump...
  • Trump Backers File 'Birther' Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz

    02/12/2016 4:17:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | February 12, 2016 | Christina Wilkie
    Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the eligibility of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) to run for president. The suit, filed in federal court in Alabama, alleges that Cruz is not a "natural born citizen" of the United States, and should therefore be disqualified from seeking the office of president. Cruz was born in Canada in 1970 to an American mother. The plaintiffs, Sebastian Green, Shannon Duncan, Kathryn Spears, Kyle Spears and Jerry Parker, are all residents of Cullman County and supporters of Cruz's opponent, Donald Trump, according to AL.com....
  • The South is key in the race for the White House

    01/03/2016 8:51:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Southern Political Report ^ | January 4, 2016 | Hastings Wyman
    The South will play a crucial role in the 2016 presidential contest, both in the nominating process and in the General Election. For the Republicans, Dixie's plethora of primaries come quickly after the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary and will probably determine the nominee. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton's strong support among African Americans in the Southern primaries should cement her already commanding lead for her party's nomination. And in the General Election, at least three Southern states are likely to be competitive and may well determine the outcome of the race for the White House. Until...