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  • Luther Strange ignores Roy Moore question on appointment by Bentley

    09/21/2017 6:14:34 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 68 replies /The Birmingham News ^ | 09/21/17 | Mike Cason
    Roy Moore said Luther Strange lacked character and challenged Strange to say whether his office was investigating former Gov. Robert Bentley when Bentley appointed Strange to the Senate. Strange ignored Moore's question, repeatedly talking about his endorsement by President Trump, which the president will emphasize with a campaign appearance for Strange on Friday night in Huntsville. The two candidates went at it tonight in a 70-minute, no-frills debate. It comes five days before Tuesday's runoff for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. The televised event in Montgomery will be the only debate of a hard-hitting six-week campaign.
  • Alabama Senate race: Luther Strange, Roy Moore

    09/21/2017 5:10:17 PM PDT · by upchuck · 10 replies ^ | Sep 21, 2017
    Roy Moore and Luther Strange stand face-to-face tonight in Montgomery for what could be the defining event of a bitter campaign for the U.S. Senate. With no moderator, the two men will take turns telling voters where they stand and why they are the right Republican to send to the U.S. Senate. It will be the only debate of the six-week runoff campaign, which ends with Tuesday’s election. The winner faces Democratic nominee Doug Jones on Dec. 12. Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Moore led a nine-candidate Republican field during the Aug. 15 primary, capturing 39 percent of the...
  • Roy Moore invites Trump to Saturday rally days before Alabama Senate election

    09/21/2017 4:55:32 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 21, 2017, 1:55 PM | Al Weaver
    Judge Roy Moore has invited President Trump to his Alabama Senate campaign rally Saturday night, one night after Trump is set to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in Huntsville. A top adviser to Moore invited Trump to join him a rally in McIntosh, Ala., on Saturday night and meet with many who supported his presidential campaign — including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and members of the House Freedom Caucus. "Mr. President, now that your rally schedule in Alabama has changed and the Huntsville Rally has been rescheduled to Friday evening, I am writing to invite you to join...
  • Sen Luther Strange has gone up a lot in the polls since I endorsed him a month ago. Now a close ...

    09/21/2017 3:50:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | September 21, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Senator Luther Strange has gone up a lot in the polls since I endorsed him a month ago. Now a close runoff. He will be great in D.C.
  • Former Sen. Jim DeMint Endorses Judge Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race

    09/21/2017 11:24:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 21,2017 | by Ben Kew
    Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) announced on Thursday his endorsement of Judge Roy Moore in next week’s Alabama U.S. senate race, in another blow to the establishment-backed candidate Luther Strange’s campaign. In a press release, DeMint, who is a leading figure in the Tea Party movement, took aim at the “Kings of the Washington Swamp” opposing Moore’s candidacy. “The American people are tired of the lack of leadership on Capitol Hill. They want people who are willing to fight to save our country,” DeMint said. “Judge Moore has proven he has the courage and the commitment to stand up to...
  • Swamp Worries That a Luther Strange Defeat ‘Could Prompt GOP Senators to Retire’

    09/21/2017 11:16:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 21,2017
    WaPo: Swamp Worries That a Luther Strange Defeat ‘Could Prompt Some GOP Senators to Retire’ White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, who has tried to control what information Trump receives about the Alabama race, was initially wary of the president appearing with a senator who might lose. He preferred Trump spend his time on policy initiatives such as tax reform rather than rousing crowds at political rallies. Likewise, Bill Stepien, the White House political director, urged caution and at first recommended that Trump stay out of the state, administration officials said. Senate Republicans, however, were unwilling to let...
  • Trump Reluctant to Campaign in Alabama - But Swamp Fears Domino Effect if Luther Strange Defeated

    09/21/2017 10:42:22 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/20/2017 | Tony Lee
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his gang of establishment Republicans implored President Donald Trump to campaign for establishment Republican Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) against conservative frontrunner Roy Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, because they reportedly are terrified that more grassroots candidates across the country will challenge establishment Republicans if Moore defeats Strange on Tuesday. Moore has led in every poll leading up to Tuesday’s runoff in what has been described as the “first proxy battle” between Trump and his former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, who has vowed to support the economic nationalist agenda that got...
  • Roy Moore’s Longtime Friend: ‘Establishment Are Going Crazy’ Trying to Stop Him

    09/21/2017 5:06:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 9/20/17
    Roy Moore’s close friend says the Republican establishment is right to be concerned with the Alabama GOP primary candidate leading the closely watched special Senate election against Trump-backed Senator Luther Strange. Dean Young, who calls Moore his “best friend”, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “and all the establishment are going crazy” because, should the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice defeat Strange in next week’s runoff, Moore’s fiery social conservative brand will spell trouble for the McConnell-Beltway establishment — which has sunk millions of dollars into his opponent. From the Washington Examiner‘s David Drucker: Young said flatly that...
  • Law Firm Backing Luther Strange Set Up Sweetheart Deal for Bob Corker in Alabama Retail Development

    09/21/2017 5:12:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 9/20/17 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    A partner in the Alabama law firm whose members and political action committee donated $28,000 to the 2017 Senate campaign of Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) represented a real estate development company in which Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) has a 13 percent interest in a sweetheart deal that put over $100,000 of sales tax revenue paid by customers at the McGowin Park retail center in Mobile, Alabama in the pocket of the junior senator from Tennessee in 2016.
  • Uh oh: Luther Strange has financial ties to fraud-infested immigration program

    09/21/2017 5:09:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    According to Alabama Today, Luther Strange is a partial owner of Sunbelt EB-5 Regional Center.  And not a small stake either – he owns one-sixth of the firm, which allows foreign investors to ‘buy’ residency if they invest $500,000 into American job-creating projects.  This program has been criticized by no less a personage than Dianne Feinstein, is oversubscribed and abounds with fraud.  According to the State Department, Chinese investors make up over 80% of the EB-5 visa recipients. From Sunbelt’s FAQ page: An EB5 investor Visa is suitable for people from all walks of life: professionals, business people, persons wanting to...
  • ... I am supporting "Big" Luther Strange because he was so loyal & helpful to me!

    09/20/2017 4:39:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 87 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | September 20, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Looking forward to Friday night in the Great State of Alabama. I am supporting "Big" Luther Strange because he was so loyal & helpful to me! 8:29 AM - 20 Sep 2017
  • Judge Roy Moore: We Removed God from Schools, Shootings and Death Filled the Void

    09/20/2017 4:26:29 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/19/17 | Awr Hawkins
    CNN is lamenting the fact that GOP frontrunner for the U.S. Senate in Alabama Judge Roy Moore told pastors and Christians in a speech last month that shootings and killings in American society are the result of removing God from schools. Andrew Kaczynski’s KFile on CNN dug up a video of Moore from late August speaking at Citizen Impact USA, making the comments that have CNN and the GOP establishment in Washington similarly freaked out. “We are losing the acknowledgement of God and I’m standing here talking to Christians and pastors and I’m telling you we’re losing the acknowledgement of...
  • Tea Party Slams Mitch McConnell Group for Deceptively Editing Video from Event to Attack Roy Moore

    09/19/2017 3:02:40 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Becky Gerritson, the president of the Wetumpka Tea Party in Wetumpka, Alabama, just outside Montgomery here, has a message for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s PAC Senate Leadership Fund: Stop deceptively editing videos to attack conservative Judge Roy Moore. Last week, Senate Leadership Fund was caught splicing together videos from two separate events in an out of context manner—in other words deceptively editing videos—to make it appear as though Judge Moore does not support President Donald Trump’s planned border wall. Not just Breitbart News, but PolitiFact too, has called out the McConnell-affiliated organization for the attack ads. Of course, such...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka to Campaign for Judge Roy Moore Alongside Sarah Palin in Alabama

    09/19/2017 10:56:41 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2017 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    And the President continues to commit political suicide by endorsing Strange.......not 4D chess, .... political Checkers for Dummies, Donald
  • Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Uses Racial Slurs in Speech (McConnell smear machine)

    09/19/2017 9:42:02 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 90 replies ^ | September 18, 2017 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    WASHINGTON — Roy Moore, the Republican front-runner in next week’s special Senate election in Alabama, referred to "reds and yellows fighting" in a campaign speech, a video shows. Moore, the ultra-conservative former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, lamented racial divisions in his remarks on Sunday. "We have blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting," he said. "Red" and "yellow" are widely recognized as racial slurs. Video of Moore's speech was made public by a Republican tracking the race and first reported by The Hill. NBC News also obtained the...
  • Establishment Dark Money Swamps Alabama Senate Election

    09/19/2017 9:45:41 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | September 19, 2017 | John Carney
    "A tsunami of Republican Establishment funding and dark money political contributions is hitting Alabama in support of Luther Strange’s high-stakes contest against Roy Moore for the Senate seat once held by Jeff Sessions.... ..Strange has raised at least $3.2 million dollars in this election cycle, nearly double the average for a Senate candidate, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He finished second in last month’s primary against first-place winner Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Most of that has come from large contributors, with less than one percent raised from small individual donors. Political action...
  • Alabama Poll: Roy Moore Leads Luther Strange by 13 Points

    09/18/2017 9:34:45 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 56 replies ^ | 09/17/2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Judge Roy Moore, the conservative candidate in the U.S. Senate GOP primary runoff in Alabama, continues to maintain his commanding lead over the establishment-backed Luther Strange, with a new poll showing the race to be Moore’s to lose. The poll showing Moore with another double digit lead comes as President Donald Trump announced late Saturday he plans to campaign for Strange next weekend, the final Saturday before the all-important runoff election on Sept. 26. Moore, at 50 percent in the new poll, leads Strange who struggles back at 37 percent. There are 13 percent undecided, and Moore’s 13-point lead is...
  • I will be in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday night to support Luther Strange for Senate...

    09/16/2017 4:09:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 123 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter acoount ^ | September 16, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    I will be in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday night to support Luther Strange for Senate. "Big Luther" is a great guy who gets things done!
  • Mo Brooks endorses Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race

    09/16/2017 3:52:27 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 16, 2017 | Kelly Cohen and David M. Drucker
    Rep. Mo Brooks struck back against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Saturday, endorsing former judge Roy Moore over Sen. Luther Strange in the Alabama Senate special election 10 days before Election Day. Brooks, who finished third in round one of the Aug. 15 special GOP primary contest after sustaining million of dollars in political attacks from a super PAC connected to McConnell, made clear that his antipathy toward the Senate majority leader was a motivating factor behind his endorsement of Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. "The Strange/McConnell forces care not one twit about...
  • How to pay for billion-dollar I-10 Bridge as Alabama turns to private sector

    09/15/2017 12:13:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies ^ | August 28, 2017 | John Sharp
    With public funding options limited, Alabama transportation officials are turning to the private sector for advice and creative solutions in paying for the massive Interstate 10 overhaul in coastal Alabama.John Cooper, director of the Alabama Department of Transportation, said Monday that state officials were interested in learning more about project plans from approximately 400 private sector attendees during the two-day Industry Forum at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center.That includes financing, which remains the biggest hurdle toward moving the project forward in the next year. At this point, no options have been settled including whether to institute tolls to...