This Thursday will mark the last day of the legislative Session. For some, it was a Session that seemed would never end. For others, it was one that ended much too quickly. It may be early, yet, to write an obit on this Session, but as we approach the finish line, some perspective may be in order.
The Legislature has adjourned sine die this AM and sent its passed bills to the Governor which means no executive amendments.
We do have a ban on PAC to PAC transfers, clarification of what donations are for and how they are used (HB9), a ban on pass thru pork (HB 10), [...]
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I used this question in our Top 10 Most Interesting Questions to Be Answered by the Primary Elections to take note of some interesting primary challengers:
#8. Who will be the most noteworthy newcomer among primary winners?
Of course, anyone’s answers are highly subjective, and our answer might be different [...]
Next on the list of our Top 10 Most Interesting Questions to Be Answered by the Primary Elections that we want to re-visit:
#7. Is Republican Attorney General candidate Mark Montiel a contender or a pretender?
There was an additional chapter to this story written about the time the [...]
I am really interested in looking at this one of our Top 10 Most Interesting Questions to Be Answered by the Primary Elections.
#6. How did the ALFA slate do?
A lot of the good stuff was in the original post that was posted before the election. As I [...]
Still reviewing our Top Ten Primary Questions:
#5. Has Secretary of State Nancy Worley made herself vulnerable in the Democratic primary?
She received more votes Tuesday than any other candidate in any primary race in either party. Her 315,000 votes bettered Gov. Riley’s total by almost 9,000 [...]
Reviewing our Top Ten Primary Questions:
#3. Is Alabama Power ‘the big winner?’
#4. Will money trump name-recognition in the Republican Lt. Governor’s race?
Alabama Power is the “800 lb. gorilla in Alabama politics,” according to one source. “Far more powerful than ALFA” who itself [...]
Red State Diaries takes a good look at one of the bigger surprises in Tuesday’s primary election – how a racist, Holocaust denier could win 43.5% of the vote in the race for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.
Money and politics. Money and politics. The connection is getting stronger and stronger, and it is shutting the middle class, working class, and poor out of the process. Between the Links points out that in virtually every major state primary race, the person who spent more money on his/her campaign won.
G, our Daily News Digest compiler, sent email and has given me permission to reprint it here:
As always, I love your views on the power position of the Senate, but just wanted to add a couple of things…
I think Barron really may be in the driver’s seat on this. [...]
Well, we went to all the trouble of asking the questions. I suppose we should look at some of the answers to our Most Interesting Questions to Be Answered by the Primaries.
#1. Who will control the Senate?
President Pro tem Lowell Barron and Rules Committee Chairman Jim Preuitt have been [...]
Monday I wrote here:
Governor Riley and plenty of his allies would love to see a Republican President Pro Tem in the Senate. That is not going to happen, and conservative Democrat Jim Preuitt would be the next best thing.
How bad does Republican Governor Riley want Democrat Jim Preuitt? Ba-a-a-ad. Bad [...]
Well, you don’t need me to tell you what we are seeing. Nonetheless, here are some observations.
Governor’s races have no big surprises.
GOP Lt. Governor’s race looks likely headed to a Strange-Wallace runoff.
The Attorney General race surprise I guess is that Darby is as close as he is at this point (within [...]
Voter turnout “varied from light to above normal Tuesday, often depending on whether a county had lots of hot local races,” according to one middle of the day report.
Another one says, “Some polling places are reporting a light turnout, while others have been busier.”
Those stories aren’t showing any obvious trends, [...]