Air War: Bentley and Sparks With New Commercials

In case you missed it, Ron Sparks says he’s not a doctor. The Democratic nominee for governor says he knows What’s Ailing Alabama? in his new :30 spot. The man who is a doctor in this campaign, Republican nominee Robert Bentley, has also rolled out a new :30 commercial, I Love My Patients. The general [...]

Robert Aderholt: Expect Gains in Alabama Delegation

Alabama’s D-4 Republican congressman, Robert Aderholt, says the GOP’s “Pledge” unveiled Thursday is “a start.” This morning on FOX6 News Good Day Alabama, Aderholt, who is unopposed in his re-election effort for an 8th term,  predicted GOP gains in the state’s congressional delegation. In particular, he sees Mo Brooks running strong against Steve Raby in [...]

Rasmussen: Bentley Maintains 20-Point Lead

Democratic nominee for governor Ron Sparks dismisses Rasmussen Reports as a Republican pollster surveying Republicans for Republicans, but the latest Rasmussen Reports survey keeps GOP nominee Robert Bentley comfortably in front. Sparks, who boasts he is gaining in a survey by the AEA’s polling wing, remains 20-points down in the RAS survey. The latest poll  [...]

Sparks says he’s “narrowing the gap” with Bentley

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News, Montgomery, AL In the wake of a Rasmussen Poll showing Dr. Robert Betley with a large lead over his Democrat opponent, Ron Sparks quotes another poll.  Here’s the Sparks campaign email to voters on September 23, 2010. ______________________ “Dear Friends,  Big news out today!  Our first ad has [...]

Ala. Citizens for Life PAC endorses Ivey for Lt. Gov.

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News – Montgomery, AL Here is the latest news release from the Kay Ivey campaign: _________________ MONTGOMERY, Alabama (September 23, 2010) – Alabama Citizens for Life Political Action Committee today endorsed Kay Ivey for Lieutenant Governor in the November 2, General Election. In the endorsement letter to Ms. Ivey [...]

Police group endorses Folsom for Lt. Gov.

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News – Montgomery Here’s the latest news release from the Jim Folsom campaign: __________________ The 8600 members of the Alabama chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police have endorsed Jim Folsom, Jr. in the campaign for Lt. Governor. “I have always worked very closely with the police officers of [...]

Bentley-Sparks Debate in Birmingham

Economic growth and dealing with Jefferson county’s massive sewer debt topped Monday night’s debate at Samford University in Homewood. Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks and Republican state lawmaker Robert Bentley met in the latest debate, this time sponsored by the Birmingham Business Journal. This morning on FOX6 News Good Day Alabama, lawmakers Rep. Paul DeMarco [...]

Dale Peterson Rallies Tea Party Vote

Dale Peterson recycles the viral video that made him the talk of politics in May during his unsuccessful campaign for Alabama’s Agriculture Commissioner. This new version posted by the Hoover-based Rainy Day Patriots calls for Tea Partiers to move by “air, land, sea” to boost “likeminded” voters to elect conservatives. Peterson has been busy. He [...]

Air Wars: Sparks Runs First Commercial of Fall

Both candidates in the race for governor have unveiled new campaign spots this week. Republican nominee Robert Bentley talks illegal immigration in “I Will Not Wait.” In “Chance,” Democratic nominee Ron Sparks focuses on… wait for it! An education lottery. Sparks hosts former president Bill Clinton today at a $1,000-a-person fundraiser at Birmingham’s The Summit [...]

Bentley: Short-Term, Long-Term Plans for Job Creation

Republican nominee for governor Robert Bentley likes the results of his continuing “picture poll.” The Tuscaloosa dermatologist says the people who come up to shake his hand or get a photograph or an autograph shows, in his mind, support is building. Polling by Rasmussen Reports in recent weeks suggests the same. Bentley, who has pledged [...]