John Merrill News & Articles

7 Progressive Priorities For The COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

By David Odom on May 7, 2020 | Opinion

If history is any guide, the way America chooses to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to the economic crash will shape our country for decades to come. In the last century, the New Deal…

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Dear Gov. Ivey: Let’s Not Be Wisconsin

By Jeremy Jeffcoat on April 8, 2020 | Opinion

Governor Kay Ivey and Secretary of State John Merrill need to immediately review the footage of yesterday’s primary elections in Wisconsin. Long lines of voters in masks, standing far…

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Governor Ivey Announces New Runoff Election Date

By Brent Wilson on March 18, 2020

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…

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AL Democrats Seek Primary Delay; Modernized Elections

By Brent Wilson on March 16, 2020

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…

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State Sen. Orr: Congressman Byrne is the Best Candidate for Senate

By Dakota Layton on January 22, 2020

Ever since State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) endorsed Congressman Bradley Byre’s campaign for U.S. Senate back in June, a bit of a shakeup in the GOP primary has taken place. Alabama Secretary…

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Alabama Elected Officials & Candidates Celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

By Brent Wilson on January 9, 2020

Across the country on January 9th each year, citizens take the lead to show support on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. 

Alabama elected officials and those seeking office took to Twitter to comment on the…

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Alabama Secretary of State, John Merrill Ends Campaign For U.S. Senate

By Dakota Layton on December 3, 2019

On Sunday, current Alabama Secretary of State, John Merrill ended his campaign for U.S. Senate to challenge Democratic incumbent, Doug Jones. He made the announcement on his Facebook page:

“I have spoken to tens…

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Senator Jeff Sessions arrives before the 58th Presidential Inauguration Parade at the White House reviewing stand in Washington D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro/Released)

Jeff Sessions Announces Run For His Old Senate Seat

By David Preston on 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…

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Senator Jeff Sessions arrives before the 58th Presidential Inauguration Parade at the White House reviewing stand in Washington D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro/Released)

Sources: Jeff Sessions To Announce Senate Run Intentions Tomorrow On Fox News

By Brent Wilson on November 6, 2019

Multiple sources have stated that Jeff Sessions is expected to make an announcement on Fox News tomorrow night on his rumored run for the 2020 U.S. Senate seat he once held.

Sessions stepped down…

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Roy Moore Qualifies For U.S. Senate Race

By Brent Wilson on 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

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