August 13th, 2014
05:42 PM ET
2 months ago

Christie touts conservative chops in Alabama

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican governor from the blue state of New Jersey, argued Wednesday that he's more conservative than people from the South may think.

Asked by reporters in Birmingham what Alabama voters may find surprising about him, Christie suggested there's a common misconception about his ideology.

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Filed under: 2016 • Alabama • Chris Christie • Mississippi • RGA
Supreme Court will review Alabama's redrawn voting maps
June 2nd, 2014
02:53 PM ET
5 months ago

Supreme Court will review Alabama's redrawn voting maps

(CNN) – A challenge to Alabama's Republican-drawn legislative maps, which some civil rights and political groups say amounts to an unconstitutional racial quota and gerrymandering, will be reviewed by the Supreme Court.

The justices announced Monday they would decide whether the redrawn boundaries crowded African-American voters into fewer black-majority districts, reducing their political clout in a state where they make up an estimated 27 percent of the population.

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Filed under: Alabama • Redistricting • Supreme Court
Alabama candidate takes aim at Obamacare
March 26th, 2014
05:33 PM ET
7 months ago

Alabama candidate takes aim at Obamacare

(CNN) - A U.S. House candidate in Alabama is literally shooting down Obamacare.

A video released by his campaign on Wednesday, shows Will Brooke using a variety of firearms to destroy a copy of the Affordable Care Act.

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Filed under: Alabama • Obamacare • Republican Party
December 27th, 2013
08:50 AM ET
10 months ago

Alabama lawmaker to propose legislation backing 'Duck Dynasty' star

Updated 12/27/2013 at 2:20pm ET

(CNN) - The controversial comments about homosexuality made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson have come up in conversations across the country in the past two weeks and may make its way to the Alabama state legislature next month.

Republican state Sen. Jerry Fielding plans to introduce a symbolic resolution in support of the Louisiana family's patriarch.
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Filed under: Alabama • Gay rights
GOP keeps House seat in Alabama in party hands
December 18th, 2013
08:07 AM ET
10 months ago

GOP keeps House seat in Alabama in party hands

(CNN) - A Republican congressional candidate from Alabama, who last month won a bruising GOP primary battle, is now headed to Capitol Hill.

Bradley Byrne easily topped Democrat Burton LeFlore in a special election Tuesday to fill Alabama's vacant first congressional district seat. Byrne will succeed Republican former six-term Rep. Jo Bonner, who resigned from Congress in August to take a job with the University of Alabama system.

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Filed under: Alabama
Establishment beats tea party in Alabama runoff
November 5th, 2013
11:14 PM ET
12 months ago

Establishment beats tea party in Alabama runoff

(CNN) – In Alabama, the establishment won.

Bradley Byrne, a former state senator, defeated businessman Dean Young in the GOP primary runoff for Alabama's 1st district, CNN projects.
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Filed under: Alabama • House
Election Day 2013
November 5th, 2013
08:12 PM ET
12 months ago

Christie wins in New Jersey, CNN predicts; it's too early to call in Virginia

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has won four more years leading the Garden State, CNN projects, defeating Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono in the state's gubernatorial race.

Christie's victory became a forgone conclusion long before polls closed in New Jersey, as public opinion polls for months have indicated the tough-talking Republican headliner was far ahead of his Democratic challenger.

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Filed under: 2013 • Alabama • Chris Christie • New Jersey • Virginia
Elections in Boston and Alabama's 1st Congressional District
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
September 24th, 2013
08:51 AM ET
1 year ago

Elections in Boston and Alabama's 1st Congressional District

(CNN) - Two positions long held by elected officials in Boston and Alabama are up for grabs and the competition is fierce.

Voters in Boston are heading to the polls Tuesday and for the first time in 20 years they won't see Democratic Mayor Thomas Menino's name.
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Filed under: Alabama • Massachusetts
Paul Ryan becomes flashpoint in Alabama GOP race
August 7th, 2013
04:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Paul Ryan becomes flashpoint in Alabama GOP race

Washington (CNN) – During the 2012 presidential race, Democrats pilloried Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as an Ayn Rand-quoting conservative loony who wanted to dismantle Medicare and Social Security.

On Wednesday, Ryan was blasted as a liberal, amnesty-loving union suck-up.

Welcome to Alabama.
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Filed under: Alabama • Paul Ryan
Obama honors girls killed in 1963 church bombing
May 25th, 2013
08:39 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama honors girls killed in 1963 church bombing

(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Friday awarded posthumous Congressional Gold Medals to four African-American girls killed in a Birmingham, Alabama, church bombing that became a key and tragic moment of the civil rights movement.

Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, all 14, and Denise McNair, 11, were killed during Sunday services on September 15, 1963, at the 16th Street Baptist Church.

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Filed under: Alabama • President Obama
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