Category: Primary

New Member Profile: Rep. Chip Brown
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New Member Profile: Rep. Chip Brown

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Rep. Chip Brown, R-Mobile, is the new Republican representative from House District 105. Brown has been involved in politics almost his entire life and even worked in the Legislature on staff, but this is his first elected position. Brown said he’s a long-time member of the Alabama Republican party....

Skip Tucker: Regarding the Pothole
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Skip Tucker: Regarding the Pothole

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Todd Stacy and Alabama Daily News, while setting a new pace for state news media (and whaling the tar out of pretenders), hasgiven me and some talented young pros the opportunity to help in the worthy endeavor. One of the things I do is to use politics from Back...

New Member Profile: Sen. Chris Elliott
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New Member Profile: Sen. Chris Elliott

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News The Alabama State Senate welcomes a new face from District 32 for the first time since 2007. Businessman and former Baldwin County Commissioner Chris Elliott, R-Daphne, replaces Sen. Trip Pittman, who did not seek re-election. Elliott outlasted a crowded Republican primary field for the south Baldwin County seat, including...

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Alabama getting new area code for parts of state

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is getting a new area code. AT&T told news outlets the 659 area code will be used in parts of west central Alabama in April. The new code will be an addition to the 205 area code, not a replacement for it. The phone company says the new area code...

Shelby, lawmakers reach deal on border wall funding
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Shelby, lawmakers reach deal on border wall funding

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement Monday night to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans tentatively agreed to far less money for President...