The Supreme Court race in Alabama
There is one seat up for election on the Alabama Supreme Court this year. Judge Deborah Bell Paseur is the Democratic nominee and she will face Judge Greg Shaw who is running on the GOP ticket. Hopefully, this race will be run on real issues and will stay away from the negative campaigning that has become all too prevalent in judicial races in our state. If the election were held today Judge Paseur would win rather easily according to all of the polls that have been run. Of course, the GOP candidate will be heavily financed by the special interests which will result in the race becoming closer.
Both Bright and Love expect to be appointed to key committees if elected
Both candidates in the Second District Congressional race want to serve on the agriculture and armed services committees if they are elected. Bobby Bright and Jay Love square off as their party’s representatives in the general election showdown. Obviously those assignments will be important to the Second Congressional District. They are seeking to replace retiring Rep. Terry Everett, a Republican from Rehobeth who presently serves on the agriculture and armed services committees.
The two committees are considered key for the Second District because of the presence of agriculture and military bases, including Fort Rucker and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. Democratic leadership has already committed to appoint Bright to those committees if he is elected. The Republican minority leader made the same commitment to Love.
Of course, the party in power will play a huge role in this matter. The Democratic Party is expected by most pollsters to maintain its majority in the House. It sure seems like it would be of more benefit to the folks in the Second District to be working from the majority side. We saw how important it was to have friends in Congress when jobs at Maxwell-Gunter and Fort Rucker were at risk. Occasionally, there will be members of Congress in one party who can work well with members of the opposite party. A prime example has been Senator Richard Shelby, who has been able to work with Democratic Senators, and has been most effective in getting things done in the Senate. We all know how important Senator Shelby has been to the people of Alabama. Clearly, we need a Congressman in the Second District who can work with Democrats and Republicans alike on issues critically important to our state and nation.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser
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