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.

August 3, 2022 – Big Jim’s Show in 1962 Governor’s Race

The 1962 Governor’s Race was between George Wallace, James “Big Jim” Folsom, and newcomer Ryan DeGraffenreid, a state senator from Tuscaloosa. Television had become the new medium.  Therefore, Wallace, Folsom, and DeGraffenreid had all bought 30-minute, live television shows the night before the election. George Wallace came on first at 7:00 p.m.  He did pretty well, not great, but he did not hurt himself. Ryan DeGraffenreid came on at 7:30 p.m. He was magnificent.  He helped himself immensely. He was telegenic and took to television like a duck to water.  He was a hit and picked up some votes. Big Jim came on last at 8:00 p.m.  That was probably too late for Big Jim.  They had him sitting on a sofa that was too small for him.  His knees jutted up almost to his chest.  Television advisors…

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July 27, 2022 – 1962 Governor’s Race

It is hard to believe it has been 60 years since George Wallace’s first victorious race for governor. Let’s go down memory lane and reminisce about…

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July 20, 2022 – State Legislature will Remain Super Majority Republican

The Alabama Legislature will remain super majority Republican for the next quadrennium. As the dust settles from the May/June party primaries, there…

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

Will be on APTV Capitol Journal with Todd Stacy at 12:30 PM today. #alpolitics
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Will be on APTV Capitol Journal with Todd Stacy tonight at 7:30 PM
h J R
@steveflowersal
Looking forward to visiting with Jeff Poor at 11:30 this morning on Mobile talk radio. #alpolitics
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@steveflowersal

“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.