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Aderholt meets with Trump on trade
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Aderholt meets with Trump on trade

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt was a part of a high level trade policy meeting between lawmakers and President Trump at the White House Tuesday. The meeting centered around how United States policies might evolve on trade, particularly as it relates to NAFTA and other trade deals that might get renegotiated soon. Aderholt has repeatedly placed a “buy American” rider...

Daily News Digest – February 13, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 13, 2018

Good morning! Please stop posting what you would look like as the other gender on Facebook. Some things you can’t unsee. Here is your Daily News Digest for Tuesday, February 13.  1. Slade Slid “What is going on??” Texts, emails and tweets to this effect poured in late last night when news broke that State Sen. Slade Blackwell is no longer running...

BREAKING: Blackwell exits governor’s race
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BREAKING: Blackwell exits governor’s race

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Less than 72 hours after becoming a surprise, late entrant into the Alabama 2018 governor’s race, State Sen. Slade Blackwell has withdrawn his candidacy. Numerous sources indicated Monday afternoon that Blackwell’s withdrawal was imminent, and by Monday evening Alabama Republican Party spokeswoman Katie Lansford confirmed the...

AL Farmers Federation announces endorsements
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AL Farmers Federation announces endorsements

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – FarmPAC, the political arm of the powerful Alabama Farmers Federation, has announced its endorsements for the 2018 primary elections. Gov. Kay Ivey, Lt. Gov. candidate Will Ainsworth, and Agriculture Commissioner candidate Rick Pate are some of the recipients of the coveted endorsements for statewide office. The Federation’s endorsement of U.S. Rep. Martha...

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List of qualified candidates for Alabama Senate

i = incumbent R = Qualified for Republican Primary D = Qualified for Democratic Primary   Senate District 1 Tim Meslon (R), Caroline Self (D) Senate District 2 Tom Butler (R), Steve Smith (R), Amy Wasyluka (D), Michael Smith (D) Senate District 3 Arthur Orr (i)(R) Senate District 4 Paul Bussman (i)(R) Garlan Gudger (R)...

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List of qualified candidates for Alabama House of Representatives

i = incumbent R = Qualified for Republican Primary D = Qualified for Democratic Primary House District 1 Phillip Pettus (i)(R), Brandon Willcut (D) House District 2 Lynn Greer (i)(R), Lora Kay Morrow (D) House District 3 Andrew Sorrell (R), Humphrey Lee (R), Chad Young (D) House District 4 Tom Fredricks (R), Parker Moore (R),...

Daily News Digest – February 12, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 12, 2018

Good morning! I hope the media getting snookered by North Korea’s attempt to appear nice and legitimate hasn’t completely extinguished your Olympic spirit. Here is your Daily News Digest for Monday, February 12.  1. Who’s running As suspected, Friday’s qualifying deadline for the Alabama Republican and Democratic primaries saw several last minute surprises. Looking for a list of all...

List of Qualified Candidates for Statewide & Congressional Races
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List of Qualified Candidates for Statewide & Congressional Races

Governor – Republican  Kay Ivey (I), Bill Hightower, Tommy Battle, Michael McCallister, Scott Dawson, Slade Blackwell Governor – Democrat  Sue Bell Cobb, James Fields, Walt Maddox, Anthony White, Chris Countryman, Doug Smith. Lt. Governor – Republican  Twinkle Cavanaugh, Rusty Glover, Will Ainsworth, Lt. Governor – Democrat Will Boyd Attorney General – Republican  Steve Marshall (I),...

Buoyed by Jones’ win, Democrats look to rebirth
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Buoyed by Jones’ win, Democrats look to rebirth

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) — Fresh off U.S. Sen. Doug Jones’ history-making upset over Republican Roy Moore, Alabama Democrats have found something they have lacked for a long time: hope. Democrats have newfound optimism and energy heading into the 2018 elections after Jones became the first Alabama Democrat elected to the U.S....

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Daily News Digest – February 9, 2018

Good morning!  Hope you’ve had your coffee. There’s a lot to talk about in your Daily News Digest for Friday, February 9.  1. Buckle up for a wild day Today is the last day for candidates to qualify for the Alabama Republican and Democratic 2018 primary elections. Buckle up because it’s going to be a wild ride....