July 25, 2018 – GOP Primary Runoff Analysis

The storyline of last week’s GOP Primary runoff was the extremely low turnout.  The big surprises to me were the big victories by Steve Marshall for…


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July 18, 2018 – Potpourri/Notebook from June 5 Primary

You have the results of Tuesday’s runoff elections.  I had to go to press with my column before the results were known. There are some fantastic…


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July 11, 2018 – Primary Runoffs Next Week

Well folks, if you vote in the Republican primary you may want to go back to the polls next week and finish selecting the GOP nominees for several…


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July 4, 2018 – 4th of July/Trump and Big Jim

Otto Whittaker wrote the following essay, “I Am the Nation” in 1955 as a public relations advertisement for the Norfolk and Western Railway.  The…


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June 27, 2018 – Best races of the year have been for Attorney General and Lt. Governor

The best races of the year have been for Attorney General and Lt. Governor, as well as Agriculture Commissioner and for the 2nd Congressional…


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June 20, 2018 – Judicial Races Highlighted – June 5 Primary

This is not just a gubernatorial year in the Heart of Dixie. We have every constitutional office up for election which includes Lt. Governor,…


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June 13, 2018 – Analysis of Gubernatorial Primaries

Now that the dust has settled from last week’s gubernatorial primaries, let’s analyze the outcome. Governor Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox…


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June 6, 2018 – Buck’s Pocket

You voted Tuesday on a crowded ballot. Historically, in Alabama we have voted more heavily in our Governor’s race year than in a presidential year.…


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May 30, 2018 – Senator Shelby Appropriations

In my book, “Of Goats and Governors: Six Decades of Alabama Political Stories,” I suggest that based on seniority, tenure, power and prestige that…


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May 23, 2018 – Less than Two Weeks to Primary – Governor’s Race

As we get down to the lick log in the 2018 June Primary, there are few if any surprises in any of the major state races.  Polling indicates that all…


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