Marriage equality activist Chris Countryman qualifies for governor

February 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Chris Countryman was the first 2018 candidate to declare for governor, but he was one of the last candidates to formally qualify.

Countryman is telling voters that he will give them their state back. Countryman, a marriage equality activist, is running in the Democratic primary. Major party qualifying ended at 5 p.m. on Friday.

“It is a new day in Alabama. A new chance to bring people together, a new chance to change lives,” Countryman said in a statement. “A new day to break down walls of division and of discourse. A chance to show the world that there will be ‘No Divide.’ That our spirits won’t be stopped, and our resolve to bring a new era of hope to Alabama citizens will not be taken away from us by any form of government.”

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Former Pastor joins Governor’s race

June 6, 2017

By Sam Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Pastor Jason Childs officially entered Alabama’s race for Governor as a Democrat, after qualifying on Monday.

Childs’ platform consists of marijuana law reform that would legalize the drug and tax it for state income.

“It should have never been made illegal in the first place,” a statement from Childs said. “It is time to end this silly prohibition against a plant so many people are already using in Alabama.”
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Zeigler releases book on 2018 Governor’s race

March 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Politcal Reporter

State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) has released a new book, The Making of the People’s Governor 2018. Zeigler is openly contemplating a run for Governor in 2018. Zeigler said however that he has not made that decision yet and instead is still trying to gauge the amount of support that he has for a run for the office.

Auditor Zeigler said, “Whether I will run for governor or re-election as auditor depends partly on the people’s response to the new book.” Zeigler could instead run for another term as Alabama state Auditor.
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Dewey didn’t win either

November 16, 2016

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
by Steve Flowers

Donald J. Trump’s election to the presidency left the pollsters and pundits from every media outlet and news network with egg on their face. It also left them with their mouths ajar in shock.

Every poll and every pundit had Hillary Clinton winning the presidency. It was assumed that the Electoral College advantage for a liberal Democrat was impregnable. Trump’s amazing surprise victory will be recorded as one of the biggest upsets in modern political history. It will be compared to and was very similar to the upset victory that Harry Truman pulled off against Thomas Dewey in 1948.
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