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Pence talks trade with Alabama leaders
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Pence talks trade with Alabama leaders

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News While Vice President Mike Pence was in Birmingham speaking at a fundraiser for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, he took time to speak with a handful of state leaders regarding trade with China.  Alabama Congressmen Bradley Byrne and Gary Palmer, along with Alabama Trump Victory Chairman Perry O. Hooper,...

Ainsworth joins Jones, Holley to celebrate affordable housing in Andalusia
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Ainsworth joins Jones, Holley to celebrate affordable housing in Andalusia

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News ANDALUSIA – State Rep. Will Ainsworth (R-Guntersville), who is running to become Alabama’s next lieutenant governor, visited Andalusia Wednesday to celebrate the construction of a new complex to support affordable housing for the area. It’s part of a statewide initiative to provide better access to quality, affordable housing for working families. “The...

Elliott, Fisher face off in Senate District 32 race
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Elliott, Fisher face off in Senate District 32 race

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News This fall, District 32 will elect a new state senator for the first time in 12 years. Republican Chris Elliott and Democrat Jason Fisher are going head-to-head to replace Sen. Trip Pittman, who is leaving the position after serving three terms. Elliot tallied the most votes in a crowded field...

From Wedowee to Washington: Jalen Drummond’s story
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From Wedowee to Washington: Jalen Drummond’s story

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News These days, you can take a non-stop flight from most Alabama cities to Washington D.C. But for Jalen Drummond, that journey took years of hard work that all started one cold winter morning. Drummond was recently appointed as an adviser to Secretary Dr. Ben Carson with the Department of...

College Football and Alabama Politics: Which SEC team are you?
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College Football and Alabama Politics: Which SEC team are you?

The college football season is just getting started and the November elections will soon be here. We here at Alabama Daily News want you to be ready for both.  Here’s a rundown of who’s who: SEC WEST Alabama – U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby – the unquestioned leader of the conference. Has a proven track record...

No. 1 Alabama opens against Louisville post-Lamar Jackson
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No. 1 Alabama opens against Louisville post-Lamar Jackson

The Associated Press No. 1 Alabama (13-1 last season) vs. Louisville (8-5) at Orlando, Florida, 8 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Alabama by 28½. Series record: Alabama leads 2-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Alabama is coming off its fifth national championship in the past nine seasons (12 overall) under coach Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide also start...