Archive for August, 2013

August 29, 2013

As we approach Labor Day, foremost on most Alabamians’ minds is the beginning of college football season. Traditionally, Labor Day has also marked the kickoff of the political campaign season. As we head into the Labor Day weekend of 2013, my suspicion is that more of you are excited about this Saturday’s first games of […]

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August 22, 2013

We southerners can lay claim to a rich political legacy. We have enjoyed the most colorful political characters in U.S. political history. Our annals are filled with the likes of Huey Long, Theodore Bilbo, Herman and Gene Talmadge, Strom Thurmond and our own legends, Big Jim Folsom and George Wallace. A very ironic, interesting and […]

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August 15, 2013

When Robert Bentley ran for Governor in 2010, he made a campaign promise that resonated with voters. He declared that he would not take a salary as governor until the state’s unemployment level reached a certain low bar. Bentley inherited a ship of state that was sinking. He rolled up his sleeves and went to […]

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August 08, 2013

Last week we predicted that all three of our top constitutional officeholders will win reelection to a second four-year term in next year’s election. The election will be in June next year. Since we are now a one party state when it comes to statewide political races, winning next year’s June 3rd Republican Primary is […]

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August 01, 2013

Last week we handicapped the 2014 Governor’s Race but it is definitely not the only race on the ballot next year. In fact, all constitutional offices are up for election as well as all 140 seats in the legislature and all 67 sheriffs. Indeed, this is the big election year in Alabama. Many states in […]

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