Category: <span>Aggregated</span>

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Daily News Digest – March 1, 2018

PRESENTED BY LEVERAGE PUBLIC STRATEGIES Good morning! My apologies for the tardiness. This is your Daily News Digest for Thursday, March 1.  1. Sessions on the brink Two years ago yesterday, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions publicly endorsed Donald Trump for President of the United States.  Yesterday, President Donald Trump took his public barrage against Attorney General...

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Daily News Digest – February 28, 2018

PRESENTED BY LEVERAGE PUBLIC STRATEGIES Good morning and good luck to all campaigns trying to get in those last minute donations for the February reporting period! This is your Daily News Digest for Wednesday, February 28.  1. Sprint through the tape There were two primary runoffs for legislative seats last night: Montgomery City Councilman “Coach” David Burkett defeated longtime...

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Daily News Digest – February 27, 2018

Good morning! Happy Birthday to Lance Latham and Happy Late Birthday to John Rogers! This is your Daily News Digest for Tuesday, February 27.  1. Halfway there: Legislature returns The Alabama Legislature convenes today for the 15th day of the 2018 Regular Session. That means they are at the halfway point, though some believe they won’t use the...

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Daily News Digest – February 26, 2018

Good morning. Please keep Rep. Allen Treadaway and his family in your prayers. In case you haven’t heard the terrible news, his daughter Kelsey was killed yesterday in a tragic car accident. We are all thinking of you and praying for you, Mr. Treadaway.  1. ALGOP bats 2-for-2 The Alabama Republican Party went two-for-two this weekend on decisions...

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Daily News Digest – February 23, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! Y’all said more West Wing gifs so that’s what you get, even if they are non sequitur. Here is your Daily News. 1. It doesn’t feel like winter  Today Republicans from all around the state will begin to gather in Montgomery for the ALGOP Winter Dinner/Meeting. The dinner is always fun, but this year the meeting promises to be...

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Daily News Digest – February 22, 2018

Good morning! This from Max Lucado was the best thing I read yesterday on the life and legacy of the great Billy Graham. Here is your Daily News Digest for Thursday, February 22.  1. Bright ballot challenge brings intrigue Erstwhile and hope-to-be-once-again Congressman Bobby Brightconfirmed to WSFA that the ALGOP State Executive Committee will have a hearing Saturday afternoon on the challenge...

Daily News Digest – February 21, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 21, 2018

Good morning! Here is your Daily News Digest for Wednesday, February 21.  1. In their own words: GOP candidates make their pitch Would you like to watch a lot of candidates for statewide office pitch their case in short videos all in one place? I got you.  The Butler County Republican Party hosted a candidate forum inviting those running for statewide office and Congress...

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Daily News Digest – February 20, 2018

Good morning! It is February 20th and my car is completely covered in pollen. Here’s to the impending allergy bonanza. Here is your Daily News Digest.  1. Legislature is back The Legislature returns today for the 13th day of the 2018 Regular Session. Here is what to expect in both chambers… Senate The General Fund budget will be on floor today in...

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Daily News Digest – February 19, 2018

Good morning and Happy President’s Day! Who is your favorite president in history? Favorite living president? Fiercest military commander-turned POTUS? Tell me in this fun online poll. Here is your Daily News Digest for Monday, February 19.  1. Big day in Mobile It’s going to be a busy day for politics and media in Mobile. Gov. Kay Ivey continues her campaign rollout there...

Daily News Digest – February 16, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 16, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! This is your Daily News Digest for February 16.  1. Talking about guns The school shooting in Florida has a lot of folks talking about guns again. These are the names and faces of those who were murdered by a psychopath Wednesday. “Do something” is the oft-repeated mantra to Congress and the president. But, do what, exactly? It’s...

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Daily News Digest – February 14, 2018

Good morning and Happy Valentines Day! Don’t forget to do something nice for your sweetheart. I’ll just be over here eating my peanut butter sandwich. Here is your Daily News Digest for Wednesday, February 14.  1. Bright ballot challenge begins That didn’t take long. Houston County Commissioner Brandon Shoupe is challenging Bobby Bright’s access to the Republican ballot. Read Jeremy...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Daily News Digest – February 7, 2018

Good morning! Man, was that rocket launch yesterday really cool, or what? This is your Daily News Digest for Wednesday, February 7.  1. Budget talks promising Congress appears close to passing another stop-gap spending measure to keep the government open. The House got the ball rolling last night by passing a Continuing Resolution that prioritizes increased funding for the military...