Steve Flowers

“Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers” is Alabama’s leading political column. It is published weekly in over 60 Alabama newspapers and has a circulation of over 360,000. 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.

June 29, 2022 – Bill Baxley

The 1970 Governor’s Race between George Wallace and Albert Brewer overshadowed every other political race in the state that year.  However, one of Alabama’s legendary political figures burst on the scene in 1970, when Bill Baxley was elected Attorney General of Alabama.  The Attorney General’s race was below the radar screen of the titanic war waged by Brewer and Wallace. Bill Baxley’s victory was a major upset.  Baxley was a 28-year-old district attorney from the Wiregrass.  He beat a veteran Attorney General MacDonald Gallion in a close race.  Baxley became the youngest Attorney General in the nation when he was sworn in at the January Inauguration.  He had just turned 29. His historic rise at such a young age made him fodder for national publications like Time Magazine, who featured…

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June 22, 2022 – Do Campaign Ads Pander?

During the waning days of the campaigns for Governor and U.S. Senator, I received an inordinate amount of correspondence lamenting the outrageous,…

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June 15, 2022 – Katie Britt Favored to Capture Senate Seat

Katie Britt is headed to a likely victory to fill our U.S. Senate seat in next Tuesday’s June 21 runoff. The 40 year old, first time candidate…

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

Looking forward to visiting with Jeff Poor on Mobile talk radio this morning at 11:30 #alpolitics
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Congratulations to Katie Britt! #alpolitics
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I hope you enjoy this week's column, "Do Campaign Ads Pander?" https://t.co/1omJMH32gH #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. He has also served as the political analyst and commentator for CBS42 in Birmingham, AL for over a decade.

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.