John Merrill News & Articles

Governor Ivey Announces New Runoff Election Date

Brent Wilson | March 18, 2020 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,...

AL Democrats Seek Primary Delay; Modernized Elections

Brent Wilson | March 16, 2020 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...

Jeff Sessions Announces Run For His Old Senate Seat

David Preston | November 8, 2019

Former U.S. Attorney General and former U.S. Senator from Alabama Jeff Sessions announced on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News television show that he was throwing his hat into the Republican Primary to try and get his old Senate seat back that is currently held by Doug...

Roy Moore Qualifies For U.S. Senate Race

Brent Wilson | November 1, 2019

Roy Moore has made it on the 2020 Republican U.S. Senate race primary ballot. Moore is the last announced Republican to qualify, and the most vulnerable high profile candidate financially. Moore reported only $34,190 cash-on-hand in his third-quarter filings last month. Money has never been...

Stanley Adair Reports Third Quarter Fundraising Numbers

David Preston | October 17, 2019 Stanley Adair

Birmingham businessman Stanley Adair, who is running for U.S. Senate in the 2020 Republican primary, reported a total of $283,313 in fundraising for the third quarter of the election cycle. All Federal candidates are required to report their earning quarterly to the Federal Election Commission...

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