Several mayors defeated across state in municipal elections

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

There is no truer adage in the political world than “all politics is local.” therefore, the best politics and the best governing in the state is at the local level. The mayors of cities and towns throughout Alabama are the real governors of the state.

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This Week in Alabama Politics: “Shelby has been stalwart appropriator for Alabama”

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

We are only a few weeks away from our March 1st primary. We have an early primary date this year due to the fact that we are in the SEC Presidential Primary. Therefore, we will have some say in who will be the GOP and Democratic nominees.

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LBJ stories: “Dead people have a right to vote too”

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

There are a good many stories about elections of the 1940’s and 50’s where votes were bought and elections stolen. The most brazen and blatant stealing of an election occurred in the 1948 race for the U.S. Senate in Texas. The players were Coke Stevenson versus Lyndon B. […]

This Week in Alabama Politics: AEA died with Hubbert

Alabama Political Columnist Steve Flowers

As discussed last week, several of the headline Alabama news stories of 2015 may also be the blockbusters of 2016. The Mike Hubbard trial and the decision of the federal courts on Alabama’s legislative district lines will be determined in the first half of this year.

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This week in Alabama Politics: Hubbard architect of Republican takeover

Alabama Political Columnist Steve Flowers

A good many of the news stories that were the most noteworthy events of 2015 will continue into this new year of 2016 and may repeat as the major headlines of this year. Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard will go on trial in his home of Lee County […]

Steve Flowers: This Week in Alabama Politics

Alabama Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Last week we discussed the presidential race. The GOP race for the nomination has been one of the most illuminating in history. Never before have political novices been the frontrunners. It is obvious that voters prefer an outsider with no governmental experience. Donald Trump and Ben Carson would both […]

Steve Flowers: This Week in Alabama Politics

 

 

Alabama Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Folks, we are in the midst of a presidential race. It has been ongoing for well over a year. We will select a new president in November. Barack Obama has served his eight-year limit. Thus, the parade of candidates seeking to occupy the Oval Office has been […]