Today’s Birmingham News reports a poll that shows candidates Larry Langford and Patrick Cooper easily ahead of the rest of the field in the Birmingham mayor’s race. Langford polls at 33%, Cooper at 25%, and the rest of the crowded field polls at a combined 25%. (Incumbent Bernard Kincaid leads that group at [...]
Birmingham News – Report says that Trenholm Community College program supervised by Sen. Quinton Ross (D-Montgomery) suffered due to senator’s absence to attend to legislative duties.
Birmingham News – Presidential hopeful John Edwards returns to Alabama today in campaign fund-raising stop.
Birmingham News – Commentary by [...]
The word in the Parlor is that Rep. Terry Spicer (D – Elba) has formed an exploratory committee to look at running for the Congressional seat (AL-02) being vacated by Republican Rep. Terry Everett.
Ever have college friends that weren’t quite engaged to be married, but were “engaged to be engaged?” I’d venture to [...]
Birmingham News – ADEM facing $3 million budget shortfall.
Birmingham News – 11th Circuit Court orders Federal District Judge to rule on Siegelman’s request to be released from prison pending his appeal.
Birmingham News – The Birmingham News calls the firing of postsecondary’s chief financial officer [...]
Early indications are that national Democratic leaders are excited about the idea that Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright may be their candidate for the AL-02 vacancy next year. That is according to an article from Roll Call (behind a subscription wall) and, to a lesser degree, this one from Politico.
The word we hear [...]
Attorney General Troy King demonstrates that politics can be personal with him (e.g. with Tony Castaldo and Robby Owens), but that doesn’t mean its smart. Continuing to goad district attorneys around the state by sending critical news releases naming individual DA’s who took a public stance opposing King on the Robby [...]
The Press-Register had a piece yesterday saying that even though many people (and consequently most politicians) say they are in favor of going back to property appraisals every four years instead of annually, it’s not that easy.
First, if legislators and Gov. Bob Riley, who also prefers four-year intervals, change the law, it [...]
Kyle Whitmire’s War on Dumb in the Birmingham Weekly take a fun, decidedly non-scientific, and interesting look at the Birmingham mayor’s race by counting yard signs in all nine council districts.
Over breakfast, we came up with the rules. Only signs in yards counted. Placards on telephone poles and in the rights-of-way were [...]
If you are interested in the potential candidates for the Congressional seat being vacated by Terry Everett next year, note that we have updated the AL-02 Big List with several names in the last 24 hours.
Birmingham News – Riley delays scheduled execution to allow state to modify lethal injection procedures.
Birmingham News – Chancellor says that private foundation contains millions of dollars.
Birmingham News – The Birmingham News calls for Governor to order DNA testing in Thomas Arthur’s case while stay is in effect.
Mobile Press-Register – Bush threatens veto of House-passed measure that would allow adding coverage for wind damage to federal flood insurance policies.
Mobile Press-Register – Bishop State Community College foundation to be dissolved.
Mobile Press-Register – Press-Register sees improvement in reading scores among state’s fourth graders as a “cause for celebration.”
Mobile Press-Register – Press-Register contends that development of toll roads is “a reasonable answer” to state’s infrastructure needs.
Associated Press – Many expressing interest in U.S. House opening.
Montgomery Advertiser – National GOP chair visits Alabama faithful.
Montgomery Advertiser – Huntsville creating nation’s most ambitious fallout shelter plan.
Decatur Daily – Education Trust Fund revenues growth slows, budget official warns State Board members that “real priorities” must be determined for the 2009 budget.
Decatur Daily – State Board of Education gives chancellor the authority to reject any two-year college appointment or promotion “that violates state law.”
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What would have to happen for a Democrat to win the seat being vacated by retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Terry Everett? The Cook Partisan Voting Index for the district is R +13, meaning that in the last two presidential elections the district voted Republican 13 percentage points higher than the nation as [...]
The Birmingham Times today has a poll on the Birmingham mayor’s race. However, I confess that, to my way of thinking, it is oddly reported.
The poll does not ask for whom respondents will vote. It asks respondents what their top four concerns are, and then it asks, “What mayoral candidate do you [...]
As you peruse the AL-02 Big List, where the Political Parlor keeps up with who is, who isn’t, and who may be running for the seat being made open by Terry Everett’s retirement, keep in mind that you do not actually have to be a resident of the district to run for the [...]
CQPolitics has an interesting piece on Rep. Terry Everett, saying that in Congress he paid a price for not playing nice.
Everett was 55 and a self-made millionaire when he won his first election to the House as a conservative from a district whose economy is reliant on agriculture and its military bases. [...]
Who’s definitely in the race for AL-02 now that Terry Everett has retired? Who’s already out? What is the latest?
You can find it in the AL-02 Big List.