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Zeigler releases book on 2018 Governor’s race

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.

Zeigler has until February 9, 2018 to decide, that being the deadline to file qualifying papers with the State Republican Party.

From the book, “The book tells the story of the 2018 election for Governor of Alabama following the disastrous second term of Gov. Robert Bentley. The people of Alabama strongly wanted a change from the self-serving, money-wasting Montgomery Insiders to a voice for Alabama taxpayers. Several of the usual suspects ran for Governor with no track records of having stood up against the abuses of the Bentley administration. But one candidate had stood up in the Bentley years and, in 2018, stood out from the rest.”

Zeigler has been an outspoken critic of Governor Robert Bentley (R) and chastises other gubernatorial candidates for failing to speak out. Zeigler said, “Anyone who wants to follow the 2018 race for Governor needs to read this book, or they are behind already and will stay behind.”

Zeigler wrote that, “Just as American voters voted to “Drain the Swamp” in the 2016 election of President Donald Trump, Alabama voters stood up and voted to “Drain the Marsh in Montgomery” in 2018. Drain the Marsh. Has a certain ring to it.”

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Zeigler says he will make no money off the book, since 100% of the proceeds go to promote the book to Alabama residents. This is the fourth book that Zeigler has published with, but the others addressed elder care planning, his profession before being elected state auditor in 2014.

Zeigler says that his book is part history and as it includes a humorous look at events that have not happened yet is meant to be humor.

Alabama’s state elections will begin with party primaries June 5, 2018 and end with the General Election November 6, 2018. A detailed guide from now throughout the 2018 gubernatorial election is in the book.

The cost of the book is $19.99.

Click here to preview the 284 page paperback book and read 12 pages of it.

Other candidates for Governor being popularly discussed include: Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan (R), Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R), Secretary of State John Merrill (R), Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington (R), former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George (R), marriage equality activist Bruce Countryman (D), former Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb (D), former Congressman Parker Griffith (D), and suspended Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R), though recent reports are that Moore may be leaning towards challenging U.S. Senator Luther Strange (R).


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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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