I have decided not to write on the political scene in Alabama until after Labor Day. Thus far, the public has shown little interest in any of the races on the ballot in Alabama. It has been... Read more
The gubernatorial nominees from both the Democratic and Republican parties have promised to run positive campaigns, free of attack ads, in the general election. The people of Alabama deserve... Read more
My brother Billy Beasley defeated Johnny Ford in the Democratic runoff for the District 28 senate seat, getting 68% of the vote. This was a most impressive win in a hotly-contested race. Int... Read more
James Anderson won the Democratic nomination for Attorney General in the runoff with relative ease. He defeated Giles Perkins getting 60% of the vote. James is a real lawyer – having a litig... Read more
When Dr. Robert Bentley won the runoff in the GOP primary by a large margin it sent shock waves through the board room of the Alabama Republican Party. The retired Tuscaloosa physician took... Read more
The two races for seats on the High Court in the GOP primary were most interesting. Justice Tom Parker was said by the experts to have no chance of being reelected. I understand the Business... Read more
The three Democratic candidates for seats on the Alabama Supreme Court were nominated without opposition. I believe these candidates, Judge Mac Parsons, Tom Edwards, and Rhonda Chambers, wil... Read more
The contest between Troy King and Luther Strange was the toughest and hardest-hitting race in either primary. At times things got pretty dirty. Nevertheless, a Washington lobbyist handily de... Read more
In 2011 members of the House and Senate will face the toughest financial challenges that any group of legislators has faced in recent memory. The State of Alabama is in terrible fiscal condi... Read more
Six incumbent legislators lost on June 1st and one will face a run-off. That means there will be at least six new faces in the Alabama Legislature next year. Of course, there may be other ch... Read more
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