May 22, 2024 – Liberal Democrats in Washington Fear Katie Britt
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by Steve Flowers
9h ago
Senator Katie Britt has quickly established herself as one of the most effective, well-respected members of the United States Senate. In all my years observing state and national politics, I have never seen someone gain esteem on both sides of the aisle as quickly and as genuinely as Britt during her first 16 months in office. Furthermore, she has done it all while being a steady, strong champion for Christian conservative values and priorities that Alabamians hold dear. In recognition of her staunch conservative voting record, Senator Britt was honored with CPAC’s Award for Conservative Achie ..read more
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May 15, 2024 – Democrat Wins a House Seat in Alabama
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by Steve Flowers
1w ago
The national media has been keenly interested that a Democrat has been elected to an Alabama House of Representatives seat. I have had several inquiries from national news and political publications asking me to explain and analyze this phenomenon. They are particularly interested in the fact that women’s reproductive rights was a central focus of this special election in Huntsville. Democrat Marilyn Lands indeed won a resounding victory in House District 10, a Madison County seat, in a special election last month. She made woman’s reproductive rights the primary issue of her campaign.  A ..read more
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May 8, 2024 – Senator “Coach” Tuberville Quietly Effective
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by Steve Flowers
2w ago
As the end of 2023 was approaching, the U.S. Senate had ignored the custom to adjourn around Thanksgiving for a month-long Christmas break. Instead, they were working right up to Christmas. Our Senior Senator Tommy Tuberville was quietly and effectively maneuvering to get things accomplished with an adroitness exhibited by U.S. Senate veterans. Alabama’s senior United States Senator has become an adept political operator during his three and a half years in the upper chamber of Congress.  Political observers did not know what to expect when a man, who prefers the title “Coach” to “Senator ..read more
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April 17, 2024 – State Leaders all aboard on “Working for Alabama” Plan
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by Steve Flowers
1M ago
Anyone who follows the Legislative Session each year in Montgomery, knows that it is never short of controversy.  The House has its priorities, the Senate has its own, and governors have theirs. And it is fair to say that those priorities are not always the same. You can take gaming this session as an example.  However, in this session there is one major push that has brought all our state’s top elected leaders together – an ambitious workforce, economic and community development package called, “Working for Alabama.”  At an announcement event in Montgomery last month, we saw a ..read more
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April 10, 2024 – 2nd District Primary Runoffs This Week
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by Steve Flowers
1M ago
Those of you who live in the new 2nd congressional district have runoffs this coming Tuesday, April 16.  This is the most interesting and entertaining political contest in Alabama this year.   This new seat is comprised of all of Montgomery County, as well as most of the more rural counties surrounding Montgomery, including Macon, Lowndes, Bullock, Pike, Butler, Crenshaw, Barbour, and Russell.  It continues through rural Black Belt counties like an arrow towards Mobile and gathers most of the Black voters in Mobile.   This gerrymandered new district was created by ..read more
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April 3, 2024 – Presidential Race Looks Like a Biden/Trump Rematch
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by Steve Flowers
1M ago
We Americans are going to the polls in seven months, to elect the next President of the United States.  Election day is November 5. We are getting set for a rematch between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.  Americans are not too enthused to see this replay. I have never seen two candidates with as high negative polling numbers in my lifetime.  The old political truism that more people vote against someone than for someone will definitely come into play in this presidential race. If indeed Biden and Trump are the nominees, you will see the lowest percentage voter t ..read more
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March 27, 2024 – Population and Political Power Now Rests in North Alabama
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by Steve Flowers
2M ago
Growing up as a teenager in the 1960’s, I served as a Page in the Alabama Legislature. One day when I was around 13 years old, I was looking around the House of Representatives and it occurred to me that North Alabama, as well as the state’s largest county, Jefferson, was vastly underrepresented.  Even at that early age I knew that the U.S. Constitution required that all people be represented equally, and that the U.S. Constitution superseded our state Constitution.  Both Constitutions clearly state that the U.S. House of Representatives and the Alabama House of Representatives must ..read more
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March 20, 2024 – Runoffs Set for New 2nd District Congressional Primary Races
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by Steve Flowers
2M ago
The most interesting and paramount race on the ballot in the March 5th primaries was the one for the new open 2nd Congressional District. This gerrymandered new district was created by the Federal Courts to implement a new Democratic/Black District in the Heart of Dixie.  The Democratic nominee will be favored to win this seat in November. When the plaintiffs proposed their new district plan to the Court, they attached a chart, which illustrated that had there been a Democratic vs. Republican congressional race on the ballot the Democrat would have won in 16 of the 17 races. Washington in ..read more
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March 13, 2024 – Few Surprises in March 5th Primary Results
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by Steve Flowers
2M ago
There were very few surprises in our March 5 primary results.  Since we are essentially a one-party Republican state when it comes to presidential, national, and statewide politics, most of the action was in the GOP Primary. The big winners were Donald Trump, Barry Moore and Sarah Stewart. As expected, Donald Trump trounced all his GOP “would be” challengers in the Heart of Dixie. The former president received 84% of the vote in our Alabama Primary and will probably win our state by around a 63% to 37% margin in the November General Election rematch against the hapless Joe Biden, if indee ..read more
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March 6, 2024 – Political Potpourri
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by Steve Flowers
2M ago
I hope you all voted in the primaries yesterday. You have an advantage on me in that I have to go to press with my column before Wednesday, my publication date. Therefore, you know the results. However, I doubt there are any surprises. We do not have any good state races this year. We have four open seats on our State Supreme Court. However, three of the four are held by popular incumbents, none of which received even token opposition from either Republicans or Democrats. Justices Will Sellers, Jay Mitchell, and Tommy Bryan won reelection to new six-year terms on the State’s high tribunal, yes ..read more
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