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Skip Tucker: Betting on Trump
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Skip Tucker: Betting on Trump

It’s been said that Republicans think the Democrat Party is the worst political party in the history of the world while Democrats think the Republican Party is the worst. In this instance, each is correct.

Skip Tucker: The Killing Ground.
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Skip Tucker: The Killing Ground.

Lee killed the Confederacy. Hubbert killed the State Democratic Party that had ruled Alabama politics since Reconstruction following The Civil War. Lee was heartbroken. Hubbert merely mourned loss of power.  

Skip Tucker: “I think I’ll just throw myself out a damn window.”
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Skip Tucker: “I think I’ll just throw myself out a damn window.”

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist Our old friend Mark Twain encouraged use of not just the correct word but the precise word. Such precision exists to describe the 1986 Alabama gubernatorial race. A watershed moment is: “A turning point, the exact moment that changes the direction of an activity or situation. A...

Skip Tucker: More Milt Than A Trout Stream Could Hold (Part 1)
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Skip Tucker: More Milt Than A Trout Stream Could Hold (Part 1)

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist The 1986 Alabama gubernatorial race was a series of firsts: it marked the departure of Gov. George Wallace from politics, which brought on four topnotch candidates; Who set a state record ($8 million/$1million) for political expenditure, which allowed it to be denoted by the New York Times...

Skip Tucker: The Sting
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Skip Tucker: The Sting

"June 24, 1986 - Attorney Gen. Charles Allen Graddick, 42, of Mobile today was elected the 49th governor of Alabama."

That’s how Alabama history books should read. Instead, history marks the date as the beginning of the end of the  Alabama Democratic Party.

Skip Tucker: It’s Their Party, Can Die If They Want To
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Skip Tucker: It’s Their Party, Can Die If They Want To

In the 1986 gubernatorial election, the Alabama Democratic Executive Committee killed its state party through autoerotic asphyxiation.

It accomplished this self infliction by stealing the 1986 gubernatorial election from conservative Charlie Graddick and handing it to liberal Bill Baxley. Not only was in done in broad daylight, it was done over a workweek’s time.

Skip Tucker: Death in a Small Town
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Skip Tucker: Death in a Small Town

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist April 3, 1974 – Beth Tucker slowly swam back through a twilight zone to full consciousness. Sitting on wet grass in a light rain, wearing a Babydoll nightgown, she looked around in the early dark at a scene from The Twilight Zone. Destruction. Dystopian. Post-apocalyptic. The 23-year-old...

Skip Tucker: The Finger of God
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Skip Tucker: The Finger of God

Today, Beth Tucker will say a prayer for tornado victims everywhere - past, present and future. She’ll pray for those killed or wounded, in whatever way, in Beauregard, Alabama and in Havana, Cuba.

Skip Tucker: Attempted Roadkill
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Skip Tucker: Attempted Roadkill

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist When I read in Alabama Daily News that the Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee voted to officially oppose the gas tax, visions of potholes swam before my eyes to the point that I clutched a bottle of rum to ward off seasickness. It’s a sweepingly horrible decision....

Skip Tucker: Another Brick in the Wall
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Skip Tucker: Another Brick in the Wall

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist After national pollsters, national talking heads and Hillary Clinton were handed their collective hindends by Donald Trump on election night, they made promises to be honest in future. They did this with straight faces. The slick Huffington Post had given Clinton a probability win factor of –...