Category: Digest

Daily News Digest – June 7, 2018
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Daily News Digest – June 7, 2018

Good morning!  Here’s your Daily News for Thursday, June 7, 2018.  1. A Correction, Updates & Omissions. Treasurer Yesterday, I blearily and mistakenly wrote that Steve McMillan had won the race for State Treasurer. I meant JOHN McMillan, of course. John McMillan won the GOP nomination for State Treasurer and has no opposition in the fall. As...

Daily News Digest – June 6, 2018
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Daily News Digest – June 6, 2018

Good morning!  Today marks 74 years since American & Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy. People don’t talk like this anymore. Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  1. Here’s what we know.  Governor Kay Ivey and Walt Maddox are your Republican and Democratic nominees, respectively. Ivey won by focusing on doing the job...

Daily News Digest – June 5, 2018
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Daily News Digest – June 5, 2018

Good morning! It’s Election Day and polls are open. Best of luck to candidates and campaign workers. Here’s my favorite Election Day West Wing Clip. And here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  1. Final push.  Candidates for governor made their final appeals to voters as they travelled around the state trying to get that...

Daily News Digest – June 4, 2018
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Daily News Digest – June 4, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Monday, June 4, 2018.  1. Fair Play? Nasty AG race might have crossed a legal line. Negative ads are nothing new in Alabama politics. They work and I think some voters secretly love the mudslinging. They are also perfectly legal, so long as political committees and campaigns follow all the rules to...

Daily News Digest – June 1, 2018
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Daily News Digest – June 1, 2018

Good morning! We made it to Friday! We made it to June? Here’s your Daily News for Friday, June 1, 2018.  1. ALGOP kicks Bonner off the ballot. Having already publicly condemned Public Service Commission candidate Jim Bonner, the Alabama Republican Party went a step further voting to not certify Bonner on the ballot should he win...

Daily News Digest – May 30, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 30, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Wednesday, May 30, 2018. 1. School Safety. Today, Gov. Kay Ivey will announce the results of her SAFE Council recommendations. SAFE stands for Securing Alabama’s Facilities of Education. What will they include? That’s anyone’s guess, but I’m told Ivey’s team has been working with the education community (superintendents,...

Daily News Digest – May 29, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 29, 2018

Good morning! I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. I took a breather. Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, May 29. 1. The gloves come off.  It was a matter of time.  With just one week to go until the June 5 primaries, several campaigns have now unleashed their attack ads. Will Ainsworth has a new piece hitting Twinkle Cavanaugh...

Daily News Digest – May 25, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 25, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! I need you to read an update to our Privacy Poli- just kidding. Hope you like Han Solo GIFs because the movie is out today and I’m into it. Here’s your Daily News for May 25. 1. Closing arguments: new ads make the case for candidates.  There are just 11 days until the...

Daily News Digest – May 24, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 24, 2018

Good morning! It’s Thursday, May 24, Here’s your Daily News. 1. Out of reach? Ivey leads big in new poll.  Ask and you shall receive. A brand new poll shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey with a big lead over her primary opponents and well positioned to win without a runoff in the June 5 GOP Primary Election. In...

Daily News Digest – May 22, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 22, 2018

Good morning! We are 14 days from the June 5 primary elections. Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, May 22. 1. Maddox consolidates support while Cobb unravels. It was supposed to be a pretty competitive race for governor on the Democratic side. Former Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb started out with good deal of statewide name recognition – arguably...