Alabama Legislature: Bentley, Budgets and Forever Wild

Committee work picks up today in Montgomery. This morning, AEA took the stance as the only group opposing Rep. Greg Canfield’s (R-Vestavia) “Rolling Reserve Budget” bill during a hearing. The state Department of Education backs the idea. This Huntsville Times editorial looks at the issue. Canfield and Jefferson county Democrat, Rep. Merika Coleman react to [...]

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 [...]

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  [...]

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 [...]

Robert Bentley: New Spot and Bigger Lead in RAS Poll

Dr. Robert Bentley launched the first in what his campaign calls a series of television commercials focusing on job creation in the state. It’s Time showcases his 2010 Reemployment Act and vows to create and protect Alabama jobs. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey meanwhile shows Bentley’s biggest lead yet in a general election matchup with [...]

Bentley: “I trust the people of Alabama”

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News Anchor, Montgomery, AL Appearing on WSFA 12 News Alabama Live, Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert Bentley said when it comes to resolving the issue of gambling in the state, he trusts the people of Alabama.  Bentley promised to do away with the Governor’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling. “All [...]

Sparks: “The state of Alabama is broke…”

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News 12 Montgomery, AL During an interview on WSFA 12 News Alabama Live, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ron Sparks said, “The state of Alabama is broke.  I am a candidate for governor that’s trying to find some solutions to the problems we have in Alabama.” For Sparks, the quickest and [...]

Rasmussen: Bentley Leads Sparks by 20%

Rasmussen Reports shows Republican lawmaker Robert Bentley leading Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks 55%-35% among likely Alabama voters. The survey conducted July 22nd shows Bentley with a 3 to 1 edge among independents. Similar to an Alabama Senate survey released yesterday, if you think the economy is improving you’re more likely to support the Democrat. [...]

Poll Shows Bentley Leading Byrne

Entering the final weekend of campaigning before the Republican runoff for governor, a new poll claims Robert Bentley leads Bradley Byrne by 20-points. The Baselice and Associates poll on behalf of Public Strategy Associates shows Bentley 53% to Byrne’s 33%. The survey shows Bentley leading in every category from “very conservative” to “moderate/liberal,” male and [...]