One of the Republican candidates for Alabama’s fifth congressional district blasted the President’s attempt to claim credit for reducing deficits.
“I think he is disconnected from reality frankly,” Sanford quipped about Biden. (...) “The whole premise that ‘oh we’re being fiscally responsible, we’re reducing the deficit,’ no he’s doing deficit spending,” argued Sanford.
Tuesday, the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association (ARHA) announced its endorsement of Paul Sanford in his bid for Alabama’s open fifth congressional district seat.
Sanford cut his teeth working in the hospitality industry as his family has owned numerous prominent North Alabama restaurants throughout the decades, such as Big Bob Gibson’s, Gibson’s Barbecue and Little Paul’s Barbecue. His family has been in the industry for nearly a century.
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Former State Sen. Paul Sanford, Republican candidate for Alabama’s fifth congressional district, on Wednesday announced that he had signed the “America First Alabama Pledge.”
In announcing his signing of the pledge, Sanford made mention of his former service in the Alabama Legislature and noted his commitment to honoring his prior self-imposed term limit.
What follows are the candidates’ answers to three questions posed at the forum as well as their responses about their top priorities for the 5th District. The answers may be lightly edited for brevity. Responses are in the order they were given in the forum.
Former State Sen. Paul Sanford (R-Huntsville) was in his home community on Monday to ask the Republican Executive Committee of Madison County for votes for his congressional campaign.
Sanford kicked off his congressional campaign in early November. In outlining his decision to launch a bid for Congress, the businessman and former legislator expressed concern over the size and scope of the federal government.
Washington D.C. – U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2022 U.S. house candidate for Alabama, Paul Sanford (district 5), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.
Paul Sanford, a businessman and former state lawmaker from Huntsville, is throwing his hat in the ring for a position in Congress.
Sanford on Monday announced he will seek the Republican nomination to Congress Alabama’s 5th District, which now includes all of Alabama’s northernmost counties. Known for his “Little Paul’s Barbecue” restaurant, Sanford won an unlikely race for State Senate in 2010 and served two terms.
The race for U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks’ seat is expanding.
Paul Sanford announced his run for the U.S. Congress in the 5th district of North Alabama.
Sanford previously represented most of Huntsville as a republican in the state senate.
Former state lawmaker Paul Sanford announce he will seek the Republican nomination for Alabama’s congressional 5th District. The Huntsville native and former restaurant owner served two terms in the State Senate and left because he firmly believes in term limits.
Former State Sen. Paul Sanford on Monday announced his intentions to seek the Republican nomination to represent Alabama’s fifth congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives...
Former State Sen. Paul Sanford, R-Huntsville, organized the group called the Alabama Small Business Coalition and the small rally.
“We just want the Governor to know that there is a lot of business owners are hurting. (...) The best thing you can do for small businesses is an opportunity to reopen. They are not asking for handouts. They are asking for the opportunity to do what they do best, and that is their own operations.” says Sanford.
A bill to allow people with seizure disorders or other debilitating medical conditions to use a product that comes from the same plant as marijuana was passed by the Alabama Legislature today.
"When you meet one of the families, and you see their children and you see the pain in the eyes of those parents and then put myself in their shoes and realize how blessed I am and how much strength that those families show for the situations that they have, how could I not help them?" Sanford said.
Alabama State Senator Paul Sanford (R) from Huntsville said that he was there, “To defend my radical belief that we should have the right to keep and bear arms.”
Sanford said, “The true debate is over the primacy of the individual or the primacy of the government
government and liberty are natural adversaries. The founders understood that.”
Sounds like Washington, DC to me. “Not on my watch,” says this State Senator. Alabama has a structural problem of not providing growth revenues to the State General Fund Budget, which funds all government outside of education. For decades the education budget has dominated the lions share of growth tax revenues. At the same time, the General Fund hasn’t grown, and if something does not change soon, Medicaid & Corrections will suffocate that entire budget.
"I can think of no better person to serve in this capacity than Paul Sanford," said Marsh. "Paul is a successful entrepreneur who grew up in his family's barbecue business."
"Our number one priority right now is to create a business-friendly atmosphere to help attract companies that will create jobs across Alabama," said Sanford. "It is great when big industry comes in, but jobs created by small businesses far outnumber larger companies almost 3 to 1."
An Alabama state senator who went to the FBI two years ago to blow the whistle on corruption in the legislature says the indictments this week of four colleagues and a group of lobbyists are a "dream come true."
"Watching these guys get handcuffed walking across the screen… I've loved it.," Sanford said by phone from his restaurant in Huntsville. "It tells the people of Alabama that integrity does matter. We want to be able to trust our public officials and we should expect more from them."
While Alabama beer makers rejoice in the state's new growler law, one Huntsville-area distillery is celebrating for a different reason.
Senate Bill 132, introduced by (...)and Sen. Paul Sanford, R-Huntsville, is a separate bill that allows licensed distilleries to sell up to 750 milliliters of product per day to a customer for off-premise consumption.
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