AL GOP: James, Moore, Bentley and Byrne on TV this week

Tim James launches a new campaign commercial called Language today. We’ve noticed Roy Moore is now up in Birmingham with one of his musical spots. This one from Elements of Difference. Moore is also touting an endorsement from retired racing legend Bobby Allison. Dr. Robert Bentley has returned to television this week with the One [...]

Candidates Will Rush to Tea Party Events

How big an impact will the Tea Party movement have on Alabama’s June primary for Republicans? It will be significant if you consider the showing by Republican hopefuls for governor at Tea Party events throughout the state. Judge Roy Moore and Dr. Robert Bentley (we can use titles and nicknames in this blog) appear midday [...]

Rasmussen Raises Questions About Roy Moore in General Election

Scott Rasmussen’s polling firm releases numbers showing Bradley Byrne (R) strong against Democrats Artur Davis (50%-33%) and Ron Sparks (43%-33%) in hypothetical matchups. Rasmussen Reports finds Tim James (R) in front in a Davis matchup (49%-35%), but tighter with Sparks (38%-34%). Those two Democrats lead Republican Roy Moore in the same survey. Davis wins the [...]

New PPP Survey Suggests Promising Year for GOP

Public Policy Polling says if Republican Bradley Byrne met Democrat Artur Davis in a general election race right now, Byrne would lead 48%-32%. The North Carolina-based firm released the findings of its March 27th-29th poll of 1,270 Alabama voters this afternoon. View the complete poll here. In a Davis- Kay Ivey matchup, Ivey leads 44%-33%. [...]

Byrne and Davis Lead PPP Survey

A newly-released poll from Public Policy Polling finds Congressman Artur Davis leading Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks 38% to 28% in the Democratic primary for governor. A survey of the Republican field has former 2-year schools chief Bradley Byrne narrowly leading former judge Roy Moore 27% to 23%. Rep. Robert Bentley and Treasurer Kay Ivey show [...]

Roy Moore on Gambling Court Decision

  GOP Candidate for Governor Roy Moore put out a statement today about the most recent State Supreme Court decision on gambling.   This is what his campaign manager, James Henderson, sent out:   “Judge Roy Moore made the following statement concerning the Alabama Supreme Court ruling on Monday against electronic bingo in Etowah County. According [...]

Roy Moore’s position on gambling in Alabama

By Bob Howell – WSFA 12 News, Montgomery, AL I ran across this op-ed piece on gambling in our state. It was written by Roy Moore for the Montgomery Advertiser. _________________ Gambling By Roy Moore It has been said that “there is nothing new under the sun” and when it comes to gambling that’s certainly true. [...]

Weekly Recap: Who were the week’s winners and losers?

Who came out on top in Alabama politics this week? Attorney General Troy King faces many fronts at the end of this week. First, his much-talked about announcement Wednesday about his authority over the governor’s anti-gambling task force was quickly dismissed by task force commander John Tyson. Now, Legislative Black Caucus chairman Rep. John Rogers [...]

Tim James Camp Doubts PSA Poll

A spokesman for the Tim James campaign calls a poll showing Republican rival Bradley Byrne leading the primary field “way off.” Brett Hall emailed reporters a statement Tuesday. Hall says the Public Strategy Associates results “bear little resemblance to other opinion surveys recently conducted.” Read the campaign statement here. The PSA survey was conducted by [...]

New GOP Poll Shows Tight Race for Gov, AG

The Montgomery-based public affairs firm Public Strategies Associates touts a new survey of likely Republican voters with narrow margins for governor and attorney general. The poll, conducted by Baselice and Associates out of Austin, Texas says if the Republican primary were held today, Bradley Byrne leads the field with 20% of voters. Undecided’s carry the [...]