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Attorney General candidates grind out final days

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As the final hours begin counting down on the 2018 primary runoff election, Attorney General candidates Steve Marshall and Troy King are maximizing every opportunity to reach out to voters before they head to the ballot box on Tuesday. King spent Monday traveling the state campaigning with...

Pence tweets support for Roby
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Pence tweets support for Roby

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News Weeks after securing the backing of President Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby has earned another endorsement from the executive branch. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday tweeted his support for Roby, the Republican incumbent in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, in her runoff election against former Congressman Bobby Bright....

Ag Commissioner race gets personal 
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Ag Commissioner race gets personal 

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. –  An under-the-radar race for the Republican nomination for Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries has been brought to the forefront after explosive new allegations were levied against one of the candidates. In two different ads, Republican state senator Gerald Dial from Lineville accuses his opponent Rick...

Ainsworth cries foul over Cavanaugh’s ‘con artist’ ad
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Ainsworth cries foul over Cavanaugh’s ‘con artist’ ad

The latest salvo in what has become a contentious campaign sees Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh on the attack against Will Ainsworth, bringing up the Guntersville state representative’s arrests from 15 years ago. “With family money and influence, Ainsworth never served a day for these crimes,” the ad states. “The same political insider who called Donald Trump...

US trade deficit drops to $43.1 billion in May
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US trade deficit drops to $43.1 billion in May

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit dropped in May to the lowest level in 19 months as U.S. exports rose to a record level. But the trade gap between the United States and China increased sharply, underscoring the economic tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. The Commerce Department...

Fed officials discuss rate hikes that could slow growth
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Fed officials discuss rate hikes that could slow growth

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials last month said they expect to keep raising interest rates and suggested that by next year, they could be high enough that they could start slowing growth, according to minutes of their discussion released Thursday. While highlighting a strong economy, Fed officials appeared vigilant...

Ainsworth collects south Alabama endorsements
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Ainsworth collects south Alabama endorsements

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Will Ainsworth received a handful of endorsements from officials in Mobile and Baldwin counties Thursday evening. Ainsworth faces Public Services Commissioner President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh in a runoff election for the GOP nomination on July 17. Among those announcing their public support for Ainsworth...