Steve Flowers

“Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers” is Alabama’s leading political column. It is published in 72 Alabama newspapers weekly and has a circulation approaching 400,000. Having served 16 years in the Alabama State Legislature, Steve brings a unique perspective to Alabama politics.

“Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers” covers the state political scene each week in an entertaining and informative fashion. The weekly column also takes its readers down “Memory Lane” with Alabama’s rich and colorful political history.

October 17, 2018 – The Shorty Price Story

Since this is Alabama vs. Tennessee week and we have a Governor’s Race in three weeks, allow me to share the Story of Shorty Price. Alabama has had its share of what I call “run for the fun of it” candidates. The most colorful of all these perennial “also ran” candidates was Ralph “Shorty” Price. He ran for Governor every time.  His slogan was “Smoke Tampa Nugget cigars, drink Budweiser beer and vote for Shorty Price.” In one of Shorty’s campaigns for governor his campaign speech contained this line, “If elected governor I will reduce the governor’s tenure from four to two years. If you can’t steal enough to last you the rest of your life in two years, you ain’t got enough sense to have the office in the first place.”  He would use recycled campaign signs to save money but he rarely…

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October 10, 2018 – Democrats have three viable candidates, but Republicans will prevail

In politics, perception is reality.  It is perceived and therefore factual that a Democrat cannot win a statewide race in Alabama. The proof is in…

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October 3, 2018 – Some Politicos Learn Lesson the Hard Way

For some untold reason or some would say ungodly reason, I have always been enthralled and involved in politics.  As a boy growing up in Troy, I was…

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In addition to his weekly newspaper column, Steve Flowers brings his expertise to radio and television shows throughout the state.

I’ll visit with Lynn Brooks regarding the latest in Alabama Politics tonight LIVE at 6 on @wvua23 in Tuscaloosa. Jo… https://t.co/mPAItHlpmv
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Two chances to get caught up on the latest in Alabama Politics are coming your way tonight on @ALNewsNetwork in Mon… https://t.co/KyBYmQOFzS
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Join me on the University of Alabama radio this morning at 7:45a.m.. T-Town 91.5, MGM 88.3, HSV 100.7, MOB 91.5! #alpolitics
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“This Week in Alabama Politics” is a 10 minute weekly show produced by Troy University television. His 30 minute show, “Alabama Politics” features statewide political figures and can be viewed every Thursday and Friday night on public television. Alabama Politics can be viewed in Montgomery and Autauga County viewing areas Monday through Friday at 7:30 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. on channels 43 and 96.

Steve also appears regularly on Montgomery television station, WAKA, CBS 8 as their political analyst.

Steve’s radio show, “This Week in Alabama Politics”, is aired every Saturday at 4:35 on TROY Public Radio. It is also syndicated statewide and can be heard over 21 commercial stations throughout the state.

Of Goats and Governors – Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories

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The new book from Steve Flowers, Of Goats and Governors – Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories, is now available for sale. It will be enjoyable reading for anyone interested in Alabama political history. The book is published by NewSouth Books, an independent publishing house specializing in regional books of national interest.