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Inside Alabama Politics – February 26, 2020

February 26, 2020

The Home Stretch We’re “down to the licklog” of the 2020 primary elections. As of this writing, there is one week to go until the March 3 contests with some very significant offices hanging in the balance: the U.S. Senate, two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and a place on the State Supreme…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – February 3, 2020

February 3, 2020

Time for Session The annual Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature begins this week. That, combined with the Primary Elections one month away, make this “prime time” in Alabama Politics. The legislative issues are well known: budgets flush with cash but with a lot more demands; the prison crisis and the various proposals to address…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – January 13, 2019

January 13, 2020

Senate update: Tuberville campaign shakeup With 50 days to go until the March 3 primary election, the biggest race on the ballot – the contest for U.S. Senate – has not yet reached the phase of all-out warfare that most expect before it is over. Congressman Bradley Byrne has ramped up his campaign, becoming the…...

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Inside Alabama Politics – December 16, 2019

December 16, 2019

Senate 2020 update It has been a wild week in the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate. For that matter, it has been a wild month. Inside Alabama Politics first put former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ chances of getting in the race at 90 percent. That turned out to be well-founded, as Sessions’ entrance into…...

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Sources: Jones no longer taking community college post

November 14, 2019

Last month, Inside Alabama Politics reported that State Rep. Mike Jones was being considered to be hired as president of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.

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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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