KIM CHANDLER

Firm convictions, uneasiness at churches before Senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's race for U.S. Senate settled into church for worship on Sunday, with the minister at a historic black congregation calling the race a life-or-death matter for equal rights, conservatives standing by Republican Roy Moore and others feeling unsettled in the middle.

Dec. 11, 2017 1:48 AM EST
Bannon lambastes GOP leaders in bitter Alabama Senate race

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Populist firebrand Steve Bannon savaged national Republican leaders in a fiery call to rally voters behind embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore as the battle for the GOP's soul spilled into a dirt-floor barn deep in rural Alabama.

Dec. 6, 2017 2:53 PM EST
Bannon savages GOP leaders in fight for Alabama Senate seat

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Populist firebrand Steve Bannon savaged national Republican leaders Tuesday night in a fiery call to rally voters behind embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore as the battle for the GOP's soul spilled into a dirt-floor barn deep in rural Alabama.

Dec. 6, 2017 2:23 AM EST
Moore targeted by fellow Republicans' comments in new ad

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The words of prominent Republicans are being used against Alabama's GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in a campaign ad, as Moore's camp on Tuesday continued to go on the offensive against the media and the women accusing him of sexual misconduct.

Nov. 21, 2017 5:18 PM EST
Moore's path to victory in Alabama: God, guns and defiance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore wouldn't stand a chance in many Senate races after defying federal court orders, describing Islam as a false religion, calling homosexuality evil and pulling out a revolver on stage before hundreds of supporters.

Sep. 27, 2017 2:56 PM EDT
In Alabama, a Trump miscalculation in Senate primary

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A firebrand Alabama jurist wrested a U.S. Senate nomination from an appointed incumbent backed by millions of dollars from national Republicans, adding a new chapter Tuesday to an era of outsider politics that ushered Donald Trump into the White House yet leaves his presidency and his party in disarray.

Sep. 27, 2017 8:26 AM EDT
Trump assures voters Strange is a stronger Senate candidate

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to convince Alabama conservatives Friday that the establishment choice in a Republican runoff for Senate shares their revulsion of Washington politics, declaring Sen.

Sep. 23, 2017 2:15 AM EDT
Trump to dive into Senate runoff in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump is test driving his political clout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama as he stumps for the establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart beloved by many of his own most ardent supporters.

Sep. 22, 2017 1:16 PM EDT
A test for Trump's political muscle in Alabama Senate runoff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It's Trump versus Trumpland.President Donald Trump's political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He's campaigning for the establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart beloved by many of his own most ardent supporters, including his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Sep. 21, 2017 9:53 PM EDT
Moore, Strange in GOP runoff in Alabama Senate race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was twice removed from his judicial duties, forced a primary runoff Tuesday against Trump-backed incumbent Sen.

Aug. 16, 2017 1:26 AM EDT
Alabama Senate race tests Trump, McConnell reach

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — On the final day of campaigning in Alabama, U.S. Sen. Luther Strange on Monday touted his backing from President Donald Trump while his GOP rivals continued to batter him as the candidate of the so-called Washington establishment because of his bankrolling from Senate leadership.

Aug. 14, 2017 6:58 PM EDT
Alabama's US Senate race all about Trump love, swamp hate

PIKE ROAD, Ala. (AP) — On a humid afternoon, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, on his campaign bus named the Drain the Swamp Express, pulled into a central Alabama farmer's market and said he is the true conservative to help enact the agenda of President Donald Trump.

Aug. 13, 2017 11:34 AM EDT
Trump endorses Strange; Brooks said president was misled

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweet endorsing Luther Strange is welcome news for the recently appointed senator, but it's shaking up Alabama's contentious GOP primary, where all the major candidates have tried to lay claim to Trump's message of disruptive change.

Aug. 9, 2017 11:54 AM EDT
Trump mistreats native son Jeff Sessions, Alabama GOP says

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump finds some of his strongest support in Alabama, but his public flogging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is dismaying Republicans who consider the conservative stalwart a home state hero.

Jul. 27, 2017 6:34 AM EDT
Trump's anti-Sessions tweets dismay Alabama's Republicans

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump finds some of his strongest support in blood-red Alabama, but his public flogging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is dismaying Republicans who consider the conservative stalwart to be a home state hero.

Jul. 26, 2017 6:05 PM EDT
Republican firebrand seeks runoff spot in Ala. Senate race

DAPHNE, Ala. (AP) — As U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks told it to young Republicans at a seafood restaurant on the marshy banks of Mobile Bay, the Washington "swamp critters" are trying to have their way in Alabama's Senate race.

Jul. 11, 2017 4:32 PM EDT
Sessions' selection caps bizarre year for Alabama politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general sets off jockeying for his seat in Alabama, leaving the state's embattled Republican governor — who faced an impeachment push after affair allegations — to choose a successor.

Nov. 18, 2016 4:37 PM EST
Embattled governor would choose Sen. Sessions' successor

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general has set off jockeying for his seat in Alabama, leaving the state's embattled Republican governor — who faced an impeachment push after affair allegations — to choose a successor.

Nov. 18, 2016 4:33 PM EST
Bernie Sanders courts voters in Alabama on King Day

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With polls showing him running well in Iowa and New Hampshire, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders took aim at what might be unusual territory for a self-described democratic socialist: the Deep South.

Jan. 18, 2016 10:12 PM EST