Alabama Politics

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statement on Sec. of State John Merrill

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has announced that he will not run for any elected office next year after saying he made poor choices that impacted his family. Merrill is a prominent state Republican leader who was widely viewed as having higher political ambitions. He told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that he made choices that were not…

George Wallace, Jr. Speaks about UAB Removing His Father’s Name from Building

FILE – George Wallace, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth (AP Photo/Jamie Martin, File) George Wallace, Jr. has issued a statement regarding UAB’s decision to remove his father’s name from a building on its campus in Birmingham. The decision was made by the UA System Board of Trustees. The trustees unanimously approved a resolution saying that four-term Gov. George Wallace rose…

Congresswoman Terri Sewell Reflects on How Sen. Richard Shelby Helped Her

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-7th District) is taking time to reflect on how U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) helped her get into politics. Shelby announced today that he would not seek re-election next year. “Senator Richard Shelby has been an influential and powerful voice for Alabama in Washington D.C. for over 40 years, and I hold deep respect for him as…

Sen. Richard Shelby Makes It Official: He’s Not Seeking Re-election in 2022

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) has released a statement, saying “Today I announce that I will not seek a seventh term in the United State Senate in 2022. For everything, there is a season.” Although I plan to retire, I am not leaving today. I have two good years remaining to continue my work in Washington. I have the vision and…

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…