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On Thursday, former Attorney General and AL GOP Senate candidate, Jeff Sessions took to Twitter and attacked incumbent Democratic Senator Doug Jones, whom he hopes to face in November. Sessions criticized Jones’ response to the sexual assault allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden by ex-Senate aid Tara Reade. Sessions tweeted, “Doug Jones has said that accusers need to be heard, they need to be listened to.’ But NOW, with the accusations against Joe Biden, Jones says that Tara Reade ‘does not have the indicia of credibility.’  Doug has no interest in listening to Tara Reade.” He continued by calling Jones a hypocrite for his “no” vote against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh: “Doug Jones is a hypocrite—he helped lead the baseless witch hunt against…

Kiani Gardner, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in Alabama’s 1st Congressional District, has donated a kidney to a complete stranger. “There was a man who needed a kidney. His wife wanted to give to him, but she wasn’t a match. But since I was a match, I could give to him. And since she was willing, she ended up giving to a woman who had been waiting for nine years on the deceased donor list,” Gardner told NBC15 News. Gardner’s kidney went to Tyson Bell, who has been on the donor list for around 2.5 years. Bell suffers from polycystic kidney disease, which runs in his family. “I get an opportunity because of the new kidney. I get an opportunity to raise my children;…

The Alabama Democratic Party, chaired by State Representative Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa), took to twitter today to discuss their concerns on how to safely vote going into the November 2020 elections. The twitter thread, all in total containing eleven comments, stated that there are around 870,000 Alabamians who are over 65+ years old and that most of the conditions that cause death in Alabama are conditions that increase the chance of death with COVID-19. Another tweet quoted Dr. Robert Redfield, the CDC Director, as saying the second wave of COVID-19, which is expected to happen in the fall, would be worse than the first wave we are experiencing now. The tweet pointed out that the flu season would be ramping up right at election time. The…

Yesterday evening, Roger K. Broxton, the President of the Confederate Heritage Fund wrote an open letter to The Dothan Eagle, criticizing former Auburn football coach and AL GOP Senate front-runner Tommy Tuberville for opposing “true confederate history”. The letter begins by citing the fact that Alabama is one of five states to declare April “Confederate History Month.” “April is Confederate History Month in Alabama, as proclaimed by the state school board and governor.” the letter begins. “Our Confederate veterans defended the voluntary union of independent states, established by the Founding Fathers, from Abraham Lincoln’s brutal invasion to collect his oppressive 200% tax on steel.” “Lincoln declared: ‘I have no purpose to interfere with the institution of slavery. The power confided to me will be used…

Jeff Sessions

On Thursday morning, the AL GOP Senate campaign for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a press release calling for the federal government to completely halt all immigration until Americans are safely able to return to work amidst concerns about the spread COVID-19. “On the heels of news that more than 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment since mid-March, Jeff Sessions is calling for a moratorium on employment-based immigration until the U.S. unemployment rate goes back down below 3.5%, where it was in February.” the press release stated. “American families and workers must come first. It is morally wrong and economically disastrous to import more foreign workers when millions of Americans are out of work through no fault of their own.” Sessions also praised…

American voter putting ballot into voting box.

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Primary Runoff Election would be held on July 14, 2020, due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. “Exercising my extraordinary powers under the Emergency Management Act, I am setting Alabama’s Primary Runoff Election for July 14, 2020,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “The ability to hold free and fair elections is an inherent right as citizens of the United States and the great state of Alabama, but the safety and wellbeing of Alabama citizens are paramount. “Our State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, is recommending that we should practice social distancing and refrain from public gatherings of more than 25 individuals. Maintaining a 6-foot distance between one another is paramount. This guidance alone would be making an…

In an open letter published in Alabama Today, former Chairman of the Christian Coalition of Alabama Bob Russell endorsed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions ahead of the March 31 runoff between Sessions and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville. Russell’s letter was addressed to “Pro-Family Conservative Believers” and it cautioned that “The Democrat Party as a whole has moved to the left and will support either of the candidates for the Presidency regardless of how far left they go.” Russell believes the solution is “To re-elect President Trump, change the House to Republican majority, increase the number of conservative Senators.” “Alabama has a huge role in the upcoming election increasing the Republican Senate majority. We failed in the last election by sending a liberal Senator…

Doug Jones

In an appearance on WVNN’s “The Jeff Poor Show”, Senator Doug Jones urges all Alabamians to prepare for an economic downturn due to the Coronavirus. “Well, we are in an economic downturn, Jeff,” Jones said. “I think the thing people have to understand is that we have to be very candid with the American public. We are in an economic downturn. The stock market is down 20% or more from its high of a month ago. We are going to hopefully stabilize some things, but we are in a downturn this is going to have some financial impact that is going to last past when this virus gets subsided. But we can deal with all that. You know, we’re going to have to deal with…

Collection of vote badges

The Alabama Democratic Party has joined Secretary of State John Merrill in exploring a brief postponement of the March 31 primary runoff election due to the current situation involving the Coronavirus. It is a prudent course of action in this one specific circumstance. Protecting the health and safety of voters, poll workers, and election officials should not be a partisan issue—nor should common sense, fundamental election reforms that make voting easier and our electoral system more modern and resilient. The Democratic party has asked Merrill, the Alabama Republican Party, and Republican elected officials to join us in putting partisanship aside to accomplish the following goals before November 2020 and for every election moving forward: Pass legislation to make “no excuse” absentee voting the law, rather than…

The coronavirus outbreak has already disrupted the social interactions and daily routines of most Americans, but it has now reached domestic politics. Ahead of his March 31 runoff with State Senator Bill Hightower to represent Alabama’s first congressional district, Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl announced in a statement that he is suspending his campaign. “With the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) throughout Alabama and the uncertainty of the March 31st election now up in the air, I am suspending all paid advertising for my campaign,” he said. “I urge Bill Hightower and outside groups supporting or opposing either candidate to put politics aside and do the same at this delicate time. Although this is an important election, focusing on the health and safety of our friends, family,…

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