Archive for December, 2014

December 24, 2014

Paul Ray Hubbert was born on Christmas Day in 1935 in the small rural crossroads of Hubbertville in Fayette County. The community was named for his family, who were the original and primary settlers. He died in October in Montgomery. Dr. Hubbert left an indelible mark on Alabama political history. The most enduring political giant […]

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December 18, 2014

As we approach the end of the political year, a few thoughts and observations on 2014 political happenings in the Heart of Dixie. Jim Sumner retired as Executive Director of the Alabama Ethics Commission in October. He had been Ethics Commission Chairman for 16 years. Jim had an outstanding career in state public service that […]

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December 11, 2014

The GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate has a silver lining for Alabama. We came out like gangbusters with the Republican victory. Both of our U.S. Senators are Republican and both have seniority. Our Senior Senator Richard Shelby has been in the U.S. Senate 28 years. He is in the top ten members of the […]

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December 04, 2014

The 2014 elections were quite uneventful. The seven statewide constitutional offices were all retained by Republicans. In fact, the reason the election was so dull was because the top five constitutional offices were held by incumbent Republicans who all waltzed to reelection. These included, Gov. Robert Bentley, Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, State Treasurer Young Boozer, […]

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