Politics

Tuberville Campaign Bus Catches Fire

A bus belonging to the Tommy Tuberville senate campaign caught fire on the interstate tonight. The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Facebook page says the bus caught fire on Interstate 59 north, causing the northbound lanes to be shut down. No injuries have been reported. Categories: News Tags: Alabama, Politics, Senate

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…

Majority of House Votes to Impeach Trump

The U.S. House has impeached President Donald Trump on a charge he abused the power of his office to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election. Trump becomes the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. A majority of the House then approve the second charge, obstruction of Congress. Democrats control the House, and the voting was…

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…

In Alabama, Sen. Doug Jones Kicking Off 2020 Reelection Bid

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who pulled off an upset victory in Alabama two years ago, is kicking off his reelection bid. Jones is holding a campaign launch rally Sunday afternoon in Birmingham. The Deep South Democrat pulled off an upset in the 2017 special election. He defeated Republican Roy Moore to claim the Senate seat that…

Medical Marijuana Vote Delayed in State Senate

A medical marijuana bill has stalled in the Alabama Senate under a filibuster threat. Republican Sen. Tim Melson of Florence delayed a vote on his bill Wednesday night. However, Melson says he believes he has the votes needed to eventually pass the legislation in the Senate. The bill would set up a state oversight commission and a process for prescribing…

Kamala Harris to Address Alabama Democratic Conference

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris will serve as the keynote speaker for a meeting of the black caucus of the Alabama Democratic Party. The Alabama Democratic Conference says the black Democratic senator from California will address a luncheon during its 59th annual convention in Montgomery in June. A statement announcing the speech says the ADC hasn’t endorsed anyone in the…

Former Wetumpka City Councilman Dies

Former Wetumpka City Councilman Percy Gill has died. Mayor Jerry Willis has confirmed Percy Gill died Thursday night. Willis says Gill suffered a stroke a few days ago. Gill was known for his passion of working with young people. Funeral Arrangements have not been announced. Categories: News Tags: Mayor Jerry Willis, Percy Gill, Politics, Wetumpka City Council

Judge: State Won’t Be Ordered To Redistrict Before 2020

A federal judge says a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s congressional districts will go forward, but the state can’t be forced to redraw lines before 2020. U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre issued the decision Wednesday. Eight African-American voters filed the 2018 voting rights lawsuit contending the state illegally packs minority voters into a single congressional district. The lawsuit contends Alabama should have…

Attorneys Ask DA to Probe Campaign Donations to AG Steve Marshall

Two Montgomery lawyers are asking the local district attorney to review $735,000 in contributions Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall received from a national Republican group as a possible campaign finance violation. Jullian McPhillips, who has spoken as a campaign surrogate for Marshall’s opponent, Joe Siegelman, and conservative attorney Melissa Isaak, sent the letter Thursday to the district attorney. They contend…