In the Governor’s race, based on some late polling, it appears Artur Davis will defeat Ron Sparks in the Democratic primary. That race has had some very interesting twists and turns along the way, but Artur will prevail if the polls are accurate. For a long time, the biggest news in this race was Ron’s shaving his mustache and changing his hair-do. But the tone of the race changed pretty quickly after that took place. The primary winner will face the Republican nominee in the fall. When you consider this prediction, even though my assessment is primarily based on poll results, remember that I am serving as Artur’s state campaign chairman.
Since there are a number of strong candidates for governor in the GOP primary, a run-off is virtually guaranteed. Based on polling, and what I have been hearing from folks around the state, I believe Tim James and Judge Roy Moore will survive the primary and will face each other in a run-off in July. But I also believe that if Rep. Robert Bentley had been able to raise more money so he could have gotten his positive message to the voters, he would have made the run-off. In fact, I wouldn’t be too awfully surprised if the Tuscaloosa doctor actually makes the run-off or maybe runs third.
The real shocker in the GOP primary, however, has to be how Bradley Byrne was taken off message by Tim James and Paul Hubbert. Bradley’s campaign seemed to fall apart in late April and I don’t believe he has recovered sufficiently to make the run-off. In fact, he could slip to fourth place behind Rep. Bentley. Finally, regardless of how he finishes, each vote Judge Moore receives will cost him substantially less than those received by all of the other candidates in the race.
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