The GOP’s Alabama State Victory Plan – 2010 is an internal party document that outlines a plan to increase GOP voter turnout in 2010, specifically in seventeen targeted legislative districts. Seven targeted districts are in the state Senate, and ten are in the state House.
The document (pdf) has some mislabeled tables, but [...]
State Sen. Kim Benefield (D – Woodland) was introduced to most of us in one of the most intriguing stories of the last election cycle.
In 2006, Senate Republicans were again trying to form a coalition with dissident Democrats to wrest control of the Senate from the Democratic majority. The Democratic Senate Majority [...]
U.S. Representative Parker Griffith’s victory in having RNC radio ads pulled that that he found “false and misleading” may have been short-lived. According to Sara Sendek, Regional Press Secretary for the Republican National Committee, the ads are now running on the stations that had temporarily removed them.
Al LaPierre worked out a plea bargain and will testify against his co-defendants Larry Langford and Bill Blount.
Let AL.com remind you of the charges:
[Birmingham Mayor Larry] Langford, Montgomery investment banker Bill Blount and lobbyist Al LaPierre are charged in a 101-count indictment accusing them of mail fraud, bribery, money laundering [...]
The Ron Sparks gubernatorial campaign has not filed a statement with the Secretary of State office showing his candidacy’s principal campaign committee, according to the Secretary of State website. Alabama law requires a candidate to file the statement within 5 days of raising (or spending) $25,000 for the candidacy. Fundraising for [...]
U.S. Representative Parker Griffith (D – Huntsville) has challenged a radio ad from the Republican National Committee for its “false and misleading statements,” including its implication that the Congressman supported the federal Stimulus Bill. A release from the Congressman’s office says that Cumulus Broadcast, owner of five stations in north Alabama, is refusing to [...]
In the Political Parlor’s Legislative Dispatch section, Rep. Cam Ward passes along a grim picture of the education budget situation as seen in the numbers from the Legislative Fiscal Office.
State Sen. Hank Sanders states publicly this week what you already read in the Parlor: he “reserves the right to run.”
For the Alabama Senate. For the U.S. Congress. For the state line. It’s all in this week’s column, Senate Sketches, that he writes for his constituents.
The Alabama Legislative Fiscal Office just released some numbers that should be a grim reminder of how bad the economy is impacting Alabama’s Education Trust Fund. Here is a snap shot of their numbers below-
The Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget for FY 2008 was $6.72 billion and after 9% proration the ETF budget [...]
Though Alabama and Alaska are close only on alphabetical lists, some of our newspapers had Sarah Palin on the mind. The 2008 GOP VP candidate stepped down as Alaska’s governor Sunday.
Here are some stories published around the state today.
Tuscaloosa News – We haven’t seen the last of Sarah Palin
What we have been hearing for a couple of months is now official: Supreme Court Justice Patti Smith will not run for re-election.
We know Republican Kelli Wise intends to run from her seat on the Court of Criminal Appeals. It’s easy to imagine that Democrat Deborah Bell Paseur will jump in. [...]