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Inside Alabama Politics – November 5, 2019

November 5, 2019

The Sessions Question After a full six months of campaigning, millions of dollars raised, and career trajectories changed for good, the biggest determining factor for who becomes Alabama’s next United States Senator will happen this week when former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions decides whether or not to run for his old Senate seat. From…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Jones could land Community College gig Inside Alabama Politics has learned that State Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, could soon step down from the Legislature to take a position as president of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. According to sources familiar with the situation, Jones is on a short list of candidates being considered, but the…...

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Troy King poll shows former AG with high name ID, lead in AL-2

September 30, 2019

An early internal poll in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District shows a significant gap between known politicians and their lesser-known, unannounced competitors. A Tarrance Group survey paid for by the Troy King for Congress campaign shows the former attorney general with high name recognition and a big lead on an early ballot test. There are some…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – September 25, 2019

September 25, 2019

New Commission on Evaluation Services members On Monday, Alabama Daily News reported that the newly created Commission on Evaluation of Services is set to meet this week. Enacted late in the 2019 legislative session when few media outlets were paying attention, the commission is the brain child of State Sen. Arthur Orr and State Rep.…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – August 30, 2019

August 30, 2019

After little fanfare and a lot of half whispered rumors in bars, at churches and in big business board rooms across the Capital of Dreams, the Montgomery mayoral election is over. The results were somehow both entirely predictable, and also somewhat surprising. 

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On conference call, Alabama Democrats face leadership fallout

August 7, 2019

“We’re going to have to check all the numbers out before we can start. We have some media trying to get on the call, and this is not a call for the media. This is a call for chairs and vice chairs only.” That’s how Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley began a conference call…...

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Full Audio: Tuberville on Trump and veterans

August 7, 2019

By TODD STACY, Inside Alabama Politics / Alabama Daily News Former Auburn University coach and current U.S. Senate Candidate Tommy Tuberville made waves this week for his comments criticizing President Donald Trump‘s handling of the Department of Veterans Affairs. As first reported by YellowHammer‘s Jeff Poor, who was at the Shoals Republican Club meeting where…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

Roby out U.S. Representative Martha Roby shocked the Alabama political world when she announced on Friday – her 43rd birthday – that she would not seek a sixth term in Congress. The decision was a closely-guarded secret, only known to a handful of family members and close friends. Most staff was only told the day…...

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Auburn hires new governmental affairs leader

July 18, 2019

Auburn University has hired a new person to lead its state governmental affairs operations. Last week, Inside Alabama Politics reported that Auburn was moving to punch up its State House efforts by posting a job opening for the Executive Director of Governmental Affairs. “It’s really a strengthening of Auburn’s presence in the state government arena,”…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019

Auburn to ‘step up’ State House game Just weeks after the abrupt departure of  Steven Leath from the president’s office, Auburn University is making moves to punch up its governmental relations efforts at the state level. Just as the Board of Trustees was voting to confirm former President Jay Gogue back into his old job in an…...

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