Alabama’s 55th Governor was raised right and the accent is real

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

The legendary Alabama storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham, used to say, “Alabama is like a big front porch.” She was right, I have found that to be the case my entire life. Even recently, as I’ve traversed the state, I am always amazed at how you can visit with […]

SESSIONS RESIGNS AS ATTORNEY GENERAL

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Media outlets in Washington are reporting the resignation of embattled US Attorney General Jeff Sessions just moments ago.

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FRANK JOHNSON THE LEGEND AND THE FREE STATE OF WINSTON

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Those of us who are Baby Boomers remember the tumultuous times of the 1960’s. We lived through the Civil Rights revolution. Those of us who grew up here in the Heart of Dixie witnessed the transpiring of racial integration first hand. Most of the crusades and struggles occurred […]

Shelby touts passage of Water Bill

US Senator Richard Shelby

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, recently praised the passage of S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. The bill, which answers President Trump’s call to address our nation’s aging water infrastructure, is the most sweeping […]

Walt Maddox Pop-Up Rally Set for Tuesday

FLORENCE–A pop-up rally for Walt Maddox, the Democrat running for governor, is set for Tuesday at McFarland Park.

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BROOKS HONORED AS “GUARDIAN OF SMALL BUSINESS” BY NFIB

Congressman Brooks with NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan

Washington, DC— Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (“NFIB”), America’s premier small business organization, for his 100% voting record in support of small business and job creation policies that have […]

Sorrell for term limits

Andrew Sorrell

Andrew Sorrell told ShoalsInsider.com he believes all Legislative offices in Alabama (State House and State Senate) should be limited to either two or three terms immediately.

Why are term limits so badly needed? Here are his top 10 reasons:

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Remember the 1986 Governor’s race

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Since this is a gubernatorial election year, allow me to share an epic Governor’s Race with you.

The 1986 Governor’s race will be remembered as one of Alabama’s most amazing political stories. In 1978 Fob James sent the Three B’s, Brewer, Beasley and Baxley packing. Brewer and Beasley […]

Alabama could lose seat in Congress and federal dollars if California gets to count illegals in census

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Conservative Republicans, like Jeff Sessions, have been obsessed with illegal immigrants for years. Sessions is and has always been a stickler for obeying the laws of our land. He is the most honest, upright, squeaky clean, politician I have ever seen in my lifetime of observing politics in […]

Why Should You Vote for Andrew Sorrell?

 

Andrew Sorrell

ShoalsInsider.com recently sat down with Andrew Sorrell and asked him why our readers should send him to Montgomery. We asked Andrew about some topics and issues close to our reader’s hearts. Below is his response:

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Ivey needs to run out the clock

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Recently, I wrote about Alfa’s influence in Alabama politics. In my August 8 column, I said, the Alabama Farmers Federation still controls the Legislature. They use to play in the Governor’s Race. However, they got burned badly by Bob Riley when they helped him get elected and the […]

Senators Doug Jones and Lamar Alexander introduce bill to delay auto tariffs

US Senator Doug Jones

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today introduced the Automotive Jobs Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill to delay President Trump’s recently proposed 25-percent tariff on imported cars, trucks, and auto parts. At the President’s direction, the U.S. Commerce Department initiated a Section 232 […]

Sam W. Irby Installed as President of the Alabama State Bar

Sam Irby

MONTGOMERY – At its annual meeting recently, the Alabama State Bar recognized Fairhope attorney Sam W. Irby of Irby & Heard, P.C. as the 143rd president of the 18,200-member organization.

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MO BROOKS WINS FREEDOMWORKS’ PRESTIGIOUS 2017 FREEDOMFIGHTER AWARD

US Congressman Mo Brooks

Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) was one of only 31 members of the U.S. House of Representatives awarded the prestigious 2017 FreedomFighter Award by FreedomWorks, a leading conservative organization with more than six million members nationwide. Only members of Congress who score better than 90% on the FreedomWorks […]

Senator Doug Jones Testifies to the International Trade Commission on the Negative Impact of Newsprint Tariffs

US Senator Doug Jones

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones yesterday testified at a hearing held by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on the negative impacts recently imposed newsprint tariffs have had on Alabama’s newspapers. Senator Jones has consistently advocated to put a stop to these tariffs, which are […]

Senator Jones Urges FCC Chairman to Follow Through on Funding Commitment for Internet in Alabama Schools

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones yesterday sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, Ajit Pai addressing why the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) has failed to fund $32 million for internet services through the E-Rate program, requested by the State […]

ALABAMA AG MARSHALL AND U.S. REPRESENTATIVE MO BROOKS FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER INCLUSION OF ILLEGAL ALIENS IN CENSUS APPORTIONMENT

 

Alabama Expected to Lose One U.S. House Seat and Electoral College Vote if Illegal AliensIncluded in Apportionment Count

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and U.S. Representative Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, have jointly filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the Census Bureau’s unlawful decision to include illegal aliens in census data […]

BROOKS RECOGNIZES 53-YEAR PASTORAL CAREER OF DR. JIMMY JACKSON IN HOUSE FLOOR SPEECH

Congressman Mo Brooks

Click HERE for video of the speech

Washington, DC, — Tuesday morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered a House floor speech paying tribute to the 53-year pastoral career of Dr. Jimmy E. Jackson, who for the last 40 years has served as pastor to […]

32-Year Old Conservative Alabama Businessman Makes Waves In Legislative Race

Andrew Sorrell

A 32-year old Alabama conservative businessman and small government conservative is outpacing every other non-incumbent candidate for state legislative office for the 2018 primary cycle.

Andrew Sorrell is running for House District 3, an open seat that has been held by the Democrats for over 140 years, but […]

FLOWERS: Adderholt is the crown jewel of our Congressional Delegation

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

There are dramatic differences between our congressional delegation of the 1940’s-1960’s and our group on the Potomac today. Obviously, their partisan badges have changed, as have Alabamians. There is also a tremendous difference in power and seniority of that era versus today’s group. That bygone era of Alabama […]