In an AP story Saturday about Patricia Todd’s reinstatement as the Democratic nominee for HD 54, “one Hendricks supporter, Birmingham activist Frank Matthews, said he expects there will be a write-in candidate in the race in the Nov. 7 general election.” Patricia Todd will be the only name actually on the ballot.
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1157016000306850.xml&coll=2 – Increasing minimum wage becomes major issue for Baxley campaign, Riley campaign says such action would harm Mom and Pop businesses.
http://www.al.com/opinion/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1157016301306850.xml&coll=2 – Editorial calls for legislature to resolve case regarding voting rights for convicted felons by either defining moral turpitude or removing from the constitution the prohibition against voting [...]
Since the state’s poverty numbers are in the news, now is a good time to share this article explaining how the federal poverty level was defined and why it is an inadequate measure.
Got more to write about than I can keep up with.
Perhaps you saw this already, but I did want to call attention to a Sunday Birmingham News article about the battle for the control of the state Senate. We have tried to stay on top of this here and, if you haven’t [...]
I am not surprised that questions would arise about the family of Judge Terri Willingham Thomas (Republican candidate for Place 3, Court of Civil Appeals) and their ties to white supremacist groups once they were made public. Political candidates and occasionally other public figures are routinely pilloried for their memberships in all-white, exclusive [...]
The state Republicans’ “Contract with Alabama” will be released next week after Labor Day. Here are a few other points I have learned about the plan and its release.
- It will be released as the Governor’s proposals. State Republican legislators “are on board with it.”
- Coordinating the discussion of the proposals among all [...]
The Times Daily had an AP story this weekend reporting that Alabama has the lowest taxes per capita in the nation. (This may be the same story we had here at at the beginning of the summer.)
Which brings us to the Covenant for the Future from the Alabama Legislative Democratic [...]
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1156843087222100.xml&coll=2 – Riley pledges to lead state to new heights if reelected.
http://www.al.com/opinion/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1156843041221670.xml&coll=1 – Editorial praises actions of State Democratic Executive Committee in distancing party from Larry Darby and in restoring election of Pat Todd in House District 54 dispute.
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060829/OPINION01/608290301/1012/OPINION – Editorial questions whether the lessons from Katrina have [...]
Regarding the article (mentioned last post) about Terri Willingham Thomas, the Republican nominee for Place 3 on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, and her family’s ties to white supremacist groups like the KKK and the Council of Conservative Citizens…
Leonard Dixon, CCC Board member, says this about the Southern Poverty Law [...]
Patricia Todd shows that the Democrats have a big tent. Larry Darby found out that it is not that big.
Terri Willingham Thomas, the Republican nominee for Place 3 on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, may push the Republicans to figure out how big their tent is.
On Patricia Todd being named the Democrats’ nominee for House District 54…
The system worked. Order was restored. No death wish in evidence.
The attempt to unseat Patricia Todd as the Democrats’ nominee for House District 54 was more about self-serving factionalism than anything else. Granted, there were sensationalizing factors: Todd could be [...]
http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/opinion/editorials/060828a.shtml – Editorial praises state Democratic Executive Committee for restoring election in House District 54 to Todd.
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060828/NEWS/608280327/1001 – Family of GOP appellate judge nominee had ties to KKK, Citizens’ Council.
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060828/OPINION01/608270302/1012/OPINION – Editorial commentary on reports that PSC members Jan Cook and Jim Sullivan used campaign funds for personal [...]
The State Democratic Excutive Committee had other matters today besides resolving HD 54.
By a 95-85 vote, the SDEC voted to approve Chris England as the HD 70 party nominee over Ken King.
By unanimous votes, the SDEC named Dr. Sue Mitchell to fill the vacancy for HD 4 nominee and Ann Skelton [...]