Bradley Byrne releases first ad: “Courage”

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Former state senator and two-year college Chancellor Bradley Byrne released his first video in his run for Congress. Byrne is among the candidates running to replace U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, who resigned this month to join the University of Alabama System working in governmental affairs and economic development. – posted by Sebastian Kitchen  

National conservative group endorses congressional candidate

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Citizens for the Republic endorsed conservative columnist Quin Hillyer on Wednesday in the race for the 1st Congressional District to replace U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, who is retiring in August. “As a journalist and during his time on Capitol Hill, Quin Hillyer developed a reputation of honesty and integrity—qualities that are missing from the current [...]

Legislator sprints into congressional race

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State Rep. Randy Davis, just a day after U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner announced he was leaving his seat and months before the seat is actually vacated, announced he was entering the race for Congressional District 1. His quick entrance is likely intended to deter some other candidates considering the race. Gov. Robert Bentley will call a [...]

Senate Democrats attack repeal of DROP

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Democrats in the Alabama Senate are calling the attempt by Republicans to stop the DROP retirement program a punitive attack on teachers and state employees hidden behind the guise of saving money.Senate Minority Leader Roger Bedford, D-Russellville, said that Republicans in the regular session, like they did in the special session on ethics, are bringing [...]

Legislature passes bill that could hurt AEA, ASEA

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The Alabama Senate, unlike the House of Representatives, quickly passed a bill that could hurt organizations that represent educators and state employees on Wednesday.The bill, which would stop the state from taking dues out of checks for organizations like the Alabama Education Association and the Alabama State Employees Association, now goes to Gov. Bob Riley [...]