Archive for November, 2014

November 27, 2014

Mike Hubbard is the political story of the year because our 2014 state elections were so mundane.  The October indictment of the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives overshadows all other political events in the state, even the reelection of Gov. Robert Bentley, which was a foregone conclusion. In fact, if Hubbard had not […]

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November 20, 2014

This was probably one of the dullest and least interesting gubernatorial election years in memory. It stemmed from the fact that Robert Bentley was a popular incumbent governor and nobody dared to run against him in the Republican Primary. These days winning the Republican Primary is tantamount to election in the Heart of Dixie. The […]

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November 13, 2014

In all my years of following Alabama politics, I have never seen as dull an election year as we just witnessed. It stems from the fact that we had an uneventful and noncompetitive governor’s race. Historically, Alabamians have turned out more for the governor’s race every four years than for a presidential race. This is […]

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November 06, 2014

You already know the results of yesterday’s general election but my column had to go to press prior to Tuesday’s vote.  Therefore, we will discuss and analyze the outcome next week. More than likely there were no surprises. It would be a major upset if any Democrat won a statewide contest on Tuesday. We are […]

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