campaign 2020

Sen. Doug Jones to Face Tommy Tuberville in U.S. Senate Showdown

  With former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville’s victory over former U.S. Senator Jeff Session in Tuesday’s runoffs, the stage is now set for Tuberville to take on incumbent Democratic Senator Doug Jones. The two are wasting no time in making their pitch to voters in advance of the November 3 general election. “I just spoke with President Trump. He…

Campaign 2020: Alabama Runoff Results

Alabama News Network has complete results of the July 14 runoffs. ALABAMA RUNOFF RESULTS The most-watched statewide race is the Republican runoff for U.S. Senate. Former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions is facing former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville. The winner moves on to take on Democratic U.S. Senator Doug Jones in November. Another race to watch in our area is…

Judge: Alabama Can’t Ban Curbside Voting

A federal judge says Alabama cannot prohibit local officials from offering curbside voting during the COVID-19 pandemic and loosened restrictions on absentee ballots in three Alabama counties because of the health risk to voters. U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon entered the preliminary injunction Monday evening. Kallon ruled that the potential health risks to older and medically vulnerable voters in…

Montgomery County Prepares for Changes in July 14 Runoffs

With the threats of the ongoing pandemic, Montgomery County election officials are left figuring out how to make sure polling places are safe for the July 14 runoffs. That led Montgomery County Probate Judge J.C. Love III to request more money from the county commission and to plan for an election day that will look different. The county commission approved…

Political Analyst Steve Flowers Weighs In On U.S. Senate GOP Primary Runoff Race

It has now been two months since Super Tuesday. Former Auburn football head coach Tommy Tuberville and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face off in the U.S. Senate GOP primary runoff on July 14th. The candidates now have extra time to prepare since the March 31st runoff was postponed due to coronavirus concerns. “They both finished in about…

Joe Biden Responds to Former Staffer’s Sexual Assault Allegation

FILE – (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has categorically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, saying “this never happened.” Biden’s first public remarks on the allegation by a former employee, Tara Reade, come at a critical moment for the presumptive Democratic nominee as he tries to relieve…

U.S. Rep. John Lewis Pushes Joe Biden to Pick Woman of Color for His VP Running Mate

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), the nationally-known civil rights icon,  said today that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden should pick a woman of color to be his running mate. Lewis made the comments as he endorsed Biden for president. “I think Vice President Biden should look around. It would be good to have a woman of color,” Lewis told reporters…

Trump Campaign Calls Sessions “Delusional” in Letter

Former U.S. Senator and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump’s campaign has sent a letter to Jeff Sessions, his former attorney general now running to reclaim his U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, objecting to Sessions’ portrayal of himself as a Trump supporter in a campaign mailer. The March 31 letter sent by Michael Glassner, chief operating officer of…

Attorney General Issues Opinion on Postponing Alabama’s March 31 Runoff

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has issued a lengthy opinion regarding whether the state can legally delay the March 31 runoffs because of coronavirus.  Secretary of State John Merrill had sought Marshall’s opinion after several groups called on the runoffs to be delayed to keep voters and poll workers away from each other. Marshall says Gov. Kay Ivey has the…

Bernie Sanders Vows to Remain in Democratic Presidential Race

Bernie Sanders is moving ahead with his Democratic presidential campaign. He told reporters in Burlington, Vermont, today that he’s not quitting despite key primary losses to Joe Biden the night before. The Vermont senator’s path to the presidential nomination considerably narrowed after decisive losses to Biden in Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi. Sanders won in North Dakota. He did not address…