Archive for December, 2005

December 28, 2005

As 2005 comes to an end we will review the top political events of the year in Alabama. At the beginning of the year it was speculated that four face cards, Republicans Bob Riley and Roy Moore and Democrats Don Siegelman and Lucy Baxley, would be the major players in next year’s Governor’s race. There […]

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December 21, 2005

While we have been strolling down memory lane for the past four months reliving past Governor’s races, the field has been formulating for next year’s gubernatorial contest. Actually there have been no significant changes since the summer. It was expected at that time that Bob Riley, Roy Moore, Don Siegelman, and Lucy Baxley would be […]

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December 14, 2005

I hope you enjoyed the fourteen-week series on past Governor’s races covering the 40-year span from 1962-2002. Many of you contacted me and shared your memories of these elections. Most of us lived through them and remember them vividly. We all have our favorite gubernatorial contests as well as our favorite Governors. However, considering George […]

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December 07, 2005

Don Siegelman defeated Fob James in the 1998 Governor’s race by a landslide 18-point margin. Siegelman ran on an overt platform favoring a state lottery for Alabama. He patterned his campaign and lottery issue after Georgia Governor Zell Miller’s plan. Georgia earmarked their lottery for education and called it the Hope Scholarship Program. Under Miller’s […]

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