Alabama Politics

How Democratic Control in U.S Senate will Affect Alabama

Georgia’s Senate runoff race elections might have a greater impact on Alabama than any other state. Now that the democrats have the majority of power, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby will no longer be chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. That committee decides how Congress will use taxpayers money. Shelby has been a vital part in Alabama’s economical appeal. He has…

Tommy Tuberville Among Those Sworn In as Congress Begins New Session

Photo from Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s Twitter account – Jan. 3, 2021 Congress has convened for a new session with lawmakers sworn into office during a tumultuous period. Representing Alabama are new Senator Tommy Tuberville and new Congressmen Barry Moore of the Second Congressional District and Jerry Carl of the First Congressional District. All are Republican. A growing number of Republicans,…

Steve Flowers Analysis: What Will Happen after Election Day?

Alabama News Network Political Analyst Steve Flowers joined us at 5:30 to talk about what happens in the country after the presidential election, no matter who wins. Flowers says the country is as divided as he’s ever seen it. He says it will take more than a speech to bring the nation back together. He says the two political parties…

Sen. Doug Jones, Tommy Tuberville Fight for U.S. Senate Seat

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Alabama) will try to perform another Deep South win Tuesday, this time against former college football coach Tommy Tuberville. The race pits the incumbent former U.S. attorney against Tuberville, who has made support for President Donald Trump the main pillar of his campaign. Jones has positioned himself as a moderate and is often called the Senate’s…

Campaign 2020: The City Vote – List of Races & Candidates

Thousands of voters in our area will go to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 25 to cast votes for mayor, city council and city school board seats. Montgomery held its city elections last year and is not a part of this 2020 municipal election cycle. Alabama News Network will be covering races throughout Central, West and South Alabama. Here is…

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit over Control of the Alabama Democratic Party

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit over control of the Alabama Democratic Party. Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin dismissed the lawsuit filed by longtime leader Nancy Worley to prevent new Chairman Chris England from taking control. Judge Griffin said he did not have jurisdiction over the internal party dispute. Worley said she was disappointed in the action and is reviewing…

A Preview of Alabama Politics in 2020

The Alabama Legislative Session is set to begin in just a few weeks, and with a new year comes new political agendas. Last year we saw a controversial abortion bill pass through the Legislature, and talks of an Alabama lottery stalled before it gained any traction. The year 2020 is expected to have a host of crucial bills pass through…

EXCLUSIVE Interview with Governor Kay Ivey on 2020 Goals

We sat down with Governor Kay Ivey to discuss her goals for 2020. In an Exclusive interview with Alabama News Network, she discusses her plans to improve roads, build new prisons and bring a massive overhaul to the way the state runs its schools. This is the complete, un-edited interview she provided to Alabama News Network’s Glenn Halbrooks. Categories: Montgomery,…

Jeff Sessions expected to announce run for his Old Senate Seat

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce he’s running for his old Senate seat in Alabama. Sessions is expected to make the announcement on Thursday. His decision to run was confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday by two Republicans with direct knowledge of his plans. They were not authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke on…

State Senator Cam Ward to Run for Supreme Court

Sen. Cam Ward (R) District 14 State Senator Cam Ward has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination to serve as an Associate Justice on the Alabama Supreme Court. Ward will officially qualify on Tuesday, October 8th, the first day that the Alabama Republican Party allows candidates to file the required paperwork to run for the position. Ward serves…