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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Three of the four Republican candidates for governor took part in a 90-minute debate in Birmingham Wednesday night, and it's fair to say the absence of Gov. Kay Ivey was noted by her rivals. Ivey was attending an Alabama Gulf Recovery Council dinner in Mobile Wednesday night.
The organization's president, Bernard Simelton, said the NAACP was "shocked" at the campaign ad, and chastised the governor for not wanting to meet with them to discuss race relations. "Just when we thought Alabama was beginning to turn the corner in race relations, we see our governor wanting to ...

Long considered a star for Alabama Democrats, Maddox and other Democratic aspirants hope the enthusiasm among the base, combined with Doug Jones' victory in the U.S. Senate election in December can breathe life into a party that has mostly seen frustration at the state level over the last eight years.
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On June 5th, Alabama voters will have the opportunity to participate in the state's gubernatorial primary. Both the Republican and Democratic elections will be on this date, and voters can only participate in one. This editorial board urges Alabamians to support Tuscaloosa mayor Walt Maddox for the ...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Governor took to Twitter on April 18 to order flags at half-staff until sunset on Saturday. Barbara Bush passed away on April 17 at the age of 92. This news comes after the family spokesman, Jim McGrath, released a statement of the Bush matriarch not seeking any ...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) on Tuesday released a campaign ad touting an act she signed last year to protect Confederate monuments in the state. Speaking at a campaign appearance later in the day, Ivey defended the ad, criticizing “folks in Washington” and “out-of-state liberals” for attempting to interfere ...
"Just as Judge Vance recognized the limitations of his power, as a federal judge, to end the death penalty, you should recognize and exercise the power entrusted to you, pursuant to the Alabama Constitution, to commute Mr. Moody's death sentence to one of life without parole. I urge you to honor Judge ...
A Republican candidate's careful answer to a debate question about the Ten Commandments on Friday shook up the Alabama governor's race, as Sen. Bill Hightower began to take criticism from the far right. "Bill Hightower showed a lack of courage, leadership and conviction and should not be our next ...
"We understand that in Alabama, we have the 4th highest percentage of minimum wage jobs in the nation, you know what that is, that is disgusting," Cobb said. "We need a governor who understands the importance of a living wage." Fields believes that a relationship must be built between workers and the ...
Ainsworth, who is running for Alabama lieutenant governor, also proposed more state funding for school resource officers, who are police assigned as school security guards. But he pointed out that the officer at the Florida school that was targeted last week didn't have time to reach the suspect whose ...
Mobile, AL (WKRG) - Kay Ivey ascended to the governor's office following the resignation of Robert Bentley. Now she's seeking voter's approval to win an elected term in office. Later today she'll have a campaign event at GulfQuest at 6 pm tonight. Tickets for that event are free and appear to still be available ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Former Alabama governor, Don Siegelman, is out of the hospital after heart surgery. A statement from Siegelman's family says he was released from St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham Tuesday. Siegelman had heart surgery last week after a doctor found a blockage that put him ...
Slade Blackwell, R-Mountain Brook, made a sudden and surprising entry into the GOP race for governor on Friday, leaving a state Senate seat he's held since 2010. On Monday, Blackwell left the governor's race. The senator declined to answer questions Tuesday about his 72-hour campaign for Alabama ...
Slade Blackwell's surprise late entry into the Alabama governor's race was short-lived. Alabama Republican Party spokeswoman Katie Lansford said the Mountain Brook senator withdrew from the race today. Blackwell could not be reached for comment today. His withdrawal leaves five candidates for the ...
Don Siegelman, former Alabama governor, looks out the window at Surin restaurant while talking about his case in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday, June 21, 2007. A jury last year convicted Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Scrushy of bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud, and Siegelman obstruction of justice.
In arguing that there is no need to make a change, Ivey compared the governor's mansion to football. "The state of Alabama is looking for a head coach. I am the only person applying for the job who has had to coach and has the coaching experience at this level. The state of Alabama has won every game ...

By the end of the day today, we will know who all is in the race to be Alabama's next governor. Who's in, who's out? Qualifying deadline for the 2018 governor's race - as well as other statewide and Congressional races - is today. Here are the candidates who have qualified with their parties as of Friday ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –A little more than a year ago Former Governor Don Siegelman came home to Alabama. He came home after serving 6 years in a Federal prison on corruption charges. Siegelman is the only man to be elected as Alabama's Secretary of State, Attorney General, Lt. Governor and ...
Alabama's democratic process is under attack by rogue elements within the Republican political establishment who, I suspect, planted the story ...
“He knows that if he wins,” said Parker Griffith, a former Alabama congressman and an unsuccessful Democratic nominee for governor in 2014, ...
What's an Alabama governor to do when she has to choose between a serial defier of federal courts who may also be a sexual predator and ...
Robert Bentley in 2014. He was a frequent critic of Bentley and filed ethics complaints against the former governor. Ivey replaced Bentley in ...
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said Monday she will still vote for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore despite allegations he had a sexual ...
Republicans want Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to delay the December 12 special election in order to buy time to deal with the embattled U.S. ...
BIRMINGHAM, AL - The People Against a Littered State held their 2017 Governor's Award ceremony yesterday in Prattville, AL. The Jefferson ...
Republicans are exploring ways to get embattled Alabama GOP Senate ... But it's still unclear if the governor has the power to move the special ...
In a ruling issued today, Griffin dismissed Collier's claims of wrongful termination, saying the governor has "absolute immunity" on claims about ...
Governor Kay Ivey weighed in on the allegations that Roy Moore, the Republican US Senate candidate in Alabama, had a sexual encounter ...
The Maine Legislature has passed bills to expand the insurance program five times since 2013, but the governor has vetoed each one.
Ralph Northam won the Virginia governor's race and Phil Murphy took a New Jersey governor's ... Trump campaigned in Alabama for Sen.
A judge says he will rule by noon on Friday whether to throw out a lawsuit filed against former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley by a one-time aide.
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017, file photo, newly appointed Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, center, attends a federalism event with governors ...
Kay Ivey is ranked the 4th most popular governor in the U.S., according to a ... Ivey is the second of two female governors in Alabama's history.
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – People in Mobile will soon be able to see a documentary that attempts to make a case that the indictment, conviction ...
Twenty-one Central High School students will be touring the State Capitol on Tuesday and are expecting to meet briefly with Gov. Kay Ivey.
The lawsuit comes from the former head of the Alabama Law ... he can't be sued because governors have personal immunity from actions taken ... way, but he adds, “We've never seen a governor quite like Robert Bentley.” ...
New Alabama poll shows warning signs for Republicans elsewhere ... New Jersey also elects a new governor next month, though that race is ...
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed a proclamation to set the special election dates for Alabama Senate District 26.
Governor Kay Ivey speaks at South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Series Lunch, talking about the state of Alabama, future ...
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has announced that the Alabama National Guard will provide an RC-26 aircraft ...
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed Jackson County Emergency Management Agency director Mike Ashburn to fulfill ...
In the run-up to the race, Strange, who was temporarily appointed to the Senate seat in February by then-Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, ...
But he didn't fly down to Alabama just to race bait—Trump was there to show support for Luther Strange, a Republican candidate for governor ...
Tom Baxter, a longtime political columnist in the South, grew up in Montgomery, Alabama. Baxter sends out a themed mixtape every holiday ...
No national political figure since former Alabama governor and frequent presidential contender George Wallace has played the race card so ...
Charles Barkley slammed people in Alabama who applauded President ... He once announced his intentions to run for governor of Alabama in ...
Though Bentley accepted a plea deal and moved out of the governor's mansion months ago, an embarrassed Alabama electorate still ...
A trio of potential Alabama gubernatorial candidates made their early cases to a crowd of voters eager to hear the platforms and policies of ...
State Board of Education member Mary Scott Hunter, R-Huntsville, has decided to run for the Alabama Senate instead of lieutenant governor.


 

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