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Inside Alabama Politics – May 16, 2022

Inside Alabama Politics – May 16, 2022

Abortion issue could get complicated in Alabama if Roe is overturned; Senate race: Where we are
Can we talk about the postcard? Governor race: Where we are; Campaign Finance and Spending Update;
Another business vs. trial lawyer proxy war; Reviewing major PAC spending

Trump’s bid to shape GOP faces test with voters in May races

Trump’s bid to shape GOP faces test with voters in May races

The first test comes on Tuesday when voters in Ohio choose between the Trump-backed JD Vance for an open U.S. Senate seat and several other contenders who spent months clamoring for the former president's support. In the following weeks, elections in Nebraska, Pennsylvania and North Carolina will also serve as a referendum on Trump's ability to shape the future of the GOP.

Durant turns down proposed GOP debate dates

Durant turns down proposed GOP debate dates

WHNT, one of the stations that would have televised the proposed debate, reported that organizers said Durant declined the debate invitation. An organizer, who was not authorized to discuss the conversations with the campaigns, also told The Associated Press that Durant declined all three possible dates.

Inside Alabama Politics – March 8, 2022

Inside Alabama Politics – March 8, 2022

A review of Senate race TV & radio spending; A review of Governor's race TV & radio spending;
Debbie Long resigns from Ethics Commission; When will a second ARPA special session begin?
A late move on taxes from the Legislature; What's next for Jeff Coleman? Potpourri

Inside Alabama Politics – March 1, 2022

Inside Alabama Politics – March 1, 2022

Judicial allocation issue could come to a head; Albritton bringing gambling options to Senate; Senate puts more reporting requirements in 2023 budget; Some in House wary of possible 'death tax'; AEA's influence grows in House; Gun bill rankles House GOP Caucus; Ballot access and the Republican Party

Britt, allies begin TV ad barrage

Britt, allies begin TV ad barrage

Katie Britt and political groups supporting her U.S. Senate candidacy have launched a series of new television advertising in recent days. The February ad barrage marks a turning point in the Senate race as the "air war" phase starts with 91 days to go until the May 24 primary election.

Inside Alabama Politics – January 31, 2022

Inside Alabama Politics – January 31, 2022

Sifting through the long list of qualified candidates up and down the ballot; Some last minute surprises on qualifying day; Implications from monster court ruling on redistricting; Dust up over Auburn trustee appointment leads to lion tweet; What will the Durant story fallout be? Potpourri

Inside Alabama Politics – December 21, 2021

Inside Alabama Politics – December 21, 2021

Senate race heats up; Running for Governor; What’s really going on with Trump?
Gambling legislation: What could really happen? Spat between Ethics Commission & AG could get serious; Reading between the lines on prisons; RSA funds show eye-popping growth; Coleman to challenge Moore? Big push on reducing recidivism coming; Potpourri.

Blanchard begins race for governor

Blanchard begins race for governor

Former U.S. Ambassador Lindy Blanchard officially launched her campaign for governor Tuesday, switching from running for the U.S. Senate to challenging incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey in the Republican primary.

Tim James running for Alabama governor

Tim James running for Alabama governor

James told Alabama Daily News he plans to formally kickoff his campaign next month, but he’s already visiting parts of the state with some campaign help, including former Alabama GOP Chairman Bill Armistead, and will be in the Shoals Tuesday and Wednesday.

Inside Alabama Politics – September 7, 2021

Inside Alabama Politics – September 7, 2021

'Getting close' on a prison deal; How PACs are faring entering the cycle; Will James make a run for gov? Will Blanchard? More Pitts & Perkins drama; Counties ask for $10M reimbursement from state for county jail strains; Connie Rowe moving upstairs? Review: Dino’s or the Bar Formerly Known as Bud’s.

Analysis: What we learned from the latest Daily News poll

Analysis: What we learned from the latest Daily News poll

Since our Alabama Daily News audience is filled with politicians and politicos, we try to offer quality polling every so often to find a glimpse into the mind of the Alabama voter. The timing of this most recent survey with Cygnal was based on the GOP Senate primary finally appearing to be settled, the campaigns for state lawmakers just getting underway and a potential special session on prisons in the coming weeks or months.

Inside Alabama Politics – August 16, 2021

Inside Alabama Politics – August 16, 2021

State leaders are getting close on a prison plan; General Fund, ETF revenues up, but budget leaders watching delta variant; Trump rally begets opportunities, headaches; ALDOT transfers road money to admin fund; Field for HD 20 expands, but will Sanderford run? Carnley makes it a race in SD 31; Updated chart on who's running and who's not.

Inside Alabama Politics – July 28, 2021

Inside Alabama Politics – July 28, 2021

Could 'lost revenue' be used in prison fix? Special session update; How would COVID-19 affect a special? ‘Legislative blackout’ on campaign fundraising shrinks to 2 weeks; What Congressional Democrats' $3.5T budget package could mean for Alabama Medicaid; The List: Who's Running, Who's Not; Who will be House Education Budget Chair? This Matrix lawsuit is a doozy; Big Bud's news; Potpourri

More lawmakers decide on election for 2022

More lawmakers decide on election for 2022

The 2022 general election may be more than a year away, but the primaries take place next May and party qualifying ends in January. That means now is decision time for many state lawmakers on whether or not to seek another term in office.

Rusty Glover enters State Auditor race

Rusty Glover enters State Auditor race

The State Auditor's race is shaping up to be one of 2022's most competitive contests. Glover is joining current state Rep. Andrew Sorrell, R-Muscle Shoals, and Kimberly pastor Stan Cooke in the Republican primary.

Inside Alabama Politics – April 27, 2021

Inside Alabama Politics – April 27, 2021

Senate 2022 update
Census: By the skin of our teeth
When will the election be?
More on Merrill
Let’s talk about earmarks
What’s next on prisons
Legislative math: Medical Marijuana and gambling
Ed Henry is back and he has a PAC
New podcast
RIP Bud Skinner
Potpourri

ADN Inside Politics: State of play on gambling

ADN Inside Politics: State of play on gambling

Alabama lawmakers are ready to move forward with a bill calling for a statewide vote on a lottery - and only a lottery. According to multiple state senators, Senate Bill 320 will reach the Senate floor today when the body gavels in at 2:30 p.m. Yet, mere hours before debate begins, negotiations on a path forward on the issue of gambling are still very much in flux.

Inside Alabama Politics – Thursday, January 21

Inside Alabama Politics – Thursday, January 21

We all thought 2020 was a doozy, but the first three weeks of 2021 have given the worst year ever a run for its money. One silver lining for political junkies is that there is more going on politically than anytime in recent memory. 
That's what we cover here at Inside Alabama Politics, and we're honored to have you along for the ride. 

Inside Alabama Politics – December 3, 2020

Inside Alabama Politics – December 3, 2020

By our count, this is fifth edition of Inside Alabama Politics to speculate on the possibility of a special session of the Alabama Legislature to take care of unfinished business from the COVID-curtailed 2020 Regular Session. There are good reasons for that.

Inside Alabama Politics – November 6, 2020

Inside Alabama Politics – November 6, 2020

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh rocked the Alabama political world last week by telling The Anniston Star he would not be seeking a seventh term in 2022. (Kudos, by the way, to The Star for the big scoop). This week,  we asked Marsh, the Senate’s top leader since 2010, what that means for Senate leadership for the next two years.

Bud’s to renovate, reopen

Bud’s to renovate, reopen

For decades, politicos have frequented the Fairview Avenue watering hole to blow off steam from the legislative session and suck in some smoke. Lawmakers, lobbyists, big time officials and small time upstarts have come to Bud's to hug, clink glasses and get along, while the very serious gentlemen in the Corner solve the world's problems.