Fivethirtyeight.com takes a look at Alabama’s primaries in an article called “Raw and Messy: Alabama Primary Preview.”
If you like your elections raw and messy, tomorrow’s Alabama primary should satisfy your appetite. It’s featured viral, much-parodied ads; disputes over biblical interpretation; wild conspiracy theories; college football rivalries; all sorts of reverse-spin [...]
As an elected official, I am tuned into voting habits and practices. Call me a political junkie, but I am fascinated by the whole electoral process—what age group votes most often, what issues motivate them and what media outlet is the most effective. While all of my interest in the political world is a [...]
Slade Blackwell’s last TV spot of his campaign for Senate District 15 touts his endorsement from the Birmingham News. [...]
State Sen. Steve French pledges he will “fight to pass new immigration laws just like Arizona” in this TV spot. This is a 15 second version of an ad that has also been running this past week in a 30 second version. [...]
If you take your political cues from Governor Bob Riley, you can hardly go wrong in House District 15 where both Republican candidates for the seat tout the backing of Governor Bob Riley.
Governor Riley appeared at a fundraiser for incumbent Pat Moore (see her announcement about the event on Facebook) and she [...]
Jim Murphree has a couple of TV spots running on cable in his bid to unseat incumbent Scott Beason in the Republican primary for Senate District 17. [...]
Last week, radio host Dale Jackson laid out the case that Congressman Parker Griffith bought the endorsement of Jim Gilchrist of the Minuteman Project.
Flashpoint and Politico follow-up on Jackson’s story.
And to Republicans staking out a hard line on immigration, his endorsement is the gold standard…
But Republicans [...]
What can we learn from the online poll of Parlor readers that almost 600 of you participated in? Realizing of course, that this is not a representative sample, here are some notes from Natalie Davis on the results.
- We had 598 responses.
- The responses are heavily Republican: 72.2 % say they will vote in the Republican Primary; 27.4% in Dem Primary; .3% won’t vote.
- AGE: 18-24 = 9%; 25-34 = 21%; 35-50 = 25%; 51 -64 = 11; 65+ = 4% ; the rest did not answer.
- Pretty educated: 26% have a college degree; 35% have completed graduate work or professional school
- Pretty wealthy: Almost 30% have household incomes of $100K or more.
- This is a Byrne group by and large. Bentley does pretty well as a 2nd choice. Artur Davis does well against Ron Sparks. They would not be happy with a SPARKS-JAMES November faceoff; they’d go with James.
- Not inconsistently, they like Luther over Troy.
- More responses from Montgomery County than any other place. 53 counties are represented.
# of RESPONSES from big counties—-97 Montgomery; 68 Jefferson; 35 Madison; 8 Mobile; 20 Shelby; 14 Baldwin; 20 Autauga; 16 Tuscaloosa.
Remembering that this is not a representative sample (and that we probably learn more about Parlor readers than anything else), let’s take a look at the data:
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A group called “Tea Party of Alabama” is not quite as it is represented in an email blast sent out under its name.
The email is headed “Tea Party Voter Guide Attorney General” and begins with “Greetings from the Alabama Tea Party!” The “voter guide” goes on to give reasons why Troy King [...]
The Morrow campaign has launched a website Chiefjeffmasterson.com to document Masterson’s campaign contributions from various PACs and show us how PAC to PAC transfers can fuzz the source of donations.
Some may find it interesting (or tedious) to review the most recent reports form the involved PACs, A PAC, [...]
The 2010 Big List of Executive Branch, Supreme Court and Congressional candidates, 2010 Senate Election List and 2010 House Election List.
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And something to ponder, is it a sign [...]