Category: Primary

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....

Lt. Governor candidates make their pitch
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Lt. Governor candidates make their pitch

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – With the Alabama runoff primary elections just days away, Alabama voters have been inundated with negative attack ads. The race between Twinkle Cavanaugh and Will Ainsworth has seen its fair share of mudslinging and name calling. But, now that it’s getting down to the wire, Alabama...

Judge dismisses lawsuit by AG Marshall’s challenger
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Judge dismisses lawsuit by AG Marshall’s challenger

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Montgomery judge on Thursday dismissed challenger Troy King’s lawsuit against Attorney General Steve Marshall over hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions Marshall received from the Republican Attorneys General Association. Circuit Judge James Anderson dismissed King’s lawsuit alleging that the contributions came from illegal transfers...

US budget deficit totals $74.9 billion in June
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US budget deficit totals $74.9 billion in June

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a $74.9 billion deficit in June, a month when the government often runs a surplus, as corporate taxes dropped sharply compared to a year ago. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the June deficit pushed the imbalance so far this year to $607.1...

Latino voters seek to challenge Alabama Census lawsuit
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Latino voters seek to challenge Alabama Census lawsuit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Latino voters and civil-rights groups have asked to join a lawsuit to defend the practice of including people in the country illegally in U.S. Census counts. The counts are used to configure congressional seats. Alabama and Congressman Mo Brooks sued the Census Bureau and the U.S. Commerce Department in May, arguing...

Troy University Chancellor Endorses Dial
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Troy University Chancellor Endorses Dial

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala.- The Chancellor of Troy University, Jack Hawkins, officially announced his endorsement of Gerald Dial for the nomination of Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries for the GOP on Thursday. Hawkins highlighted Dial’s background as an educator as as an example of what sets him apart as a public...

Daily News Digest – July 12, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 12, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Thursday, July 12, 2018. 1. This Ag Commish race.  The race for Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries has gotten mighty personal. Earlier this week, Sen. Gerald Dial released an ad accusing opponent Rick Pate of abusing his ex-wife. Now, Pate is responding – and so is the ex-wife, who calls the accusation “an...

BREAKING: Government reopens probe of Emmett Till slaying
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BREAKING: Government reopens probe of Emmett Till slaying

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it...

Skip Tucker: A (Mud)room with a View
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Skip Tucker: A (Mud)room with a View

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Today’s column was supposed to be last in a trilogy dedicated to the late Carl Elliott of Jasper and his politics of hope, but there comes a sinister call. Instead, let’s pull on galoshes and head for Alabama’s mudroom. It might be that my Remembrance of Things Past (with...