Campaign 2020

Commission on Presidential Debates Issues Statement after Last Night’s Trump-Biden Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates has issued a statement regarding last night’s debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The debate included many interruptions and on several occasions, both candidates were speaking at the same time. Debate moderator Chris Wallace attempted many times to tell the candidates to not talk over each other when answering his questions….

Election 2020 The Latest: Trump Casts Election Doubts, Biden Urges Voting

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are painting a very different picture of the reliability of the upcoming election. Biden urged voters to cast their ballots and not be intimidated by Trump’s suggestions he might not accept a loss. Trump has been groundlessly casting doubt on the reliability of mail ballots and elections in general. “Vote whatever way is…

Governor Ivey Issues Statement in Support for Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

Following President Donald J. Trump’s announcement of his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court of the United States, Governor Ivey issued the following statement of support: “I commend President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Judge Barrett will be focused on interpreting the law, being an arbiter and not…

Sen. Doug Jones: Ginsburg Replacement Should Wait Until After Election

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama said he will not support any U.S. Supreme Court nominee before the outcome of the presidential election. Jones, a Democrat, said Friday that the nomination to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be made by the winner of the November presidential election. Jones accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell…

First Black Mayor Elected in the City of Linden

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The city of Linden has elected the first black mayor — in the city’s 150 year history. Long-time Linden City Schools counselor Gwendolyn Rogers — is Linden’s mayor-elect. “I’m excited about it. I’m excited about the thing I have planned for our town, I’m excited about working with the members of our city council, I’m…

New Leadership Coming to the City of Valley Grande

Incoming mayor and at least four of the city's five council members are not part of city's current leadership.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The city of Valley Grande will have a new mayor — and could have a whole new city council after a runoff for the last remaining council seat. David Wayne Labbe was not on the ballot in the municipal election in Valley Grande Tuesday. Nevertheless, he’ll still take over as the city’s mayor — once…

Perkins and Jackson Move On to Runoff in Selma Mayor’s Race

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A crowded field of twelve candidates in the Selma mayor’s race — has now been whittled down to the top two candidates — from Tuesday’s municipal election. The municipal election ended with a runoff in the mayor’s race — between James Perkins, Jr. — and Miah Jackson. That means there will be six more weeks…

Selma Voters Head to the Polls for the Municipal Election

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dreary weather conditions couldn’t stop Selma voters from heading out to the polls Tuesday. They were determined to have a say — in choosing who will lead the city over the next four years. It’s rained off and on all day in the city — but poll officials say voter turnout for the election has…