Alabama news round-up: DNC criticizes Artur Davis in new ad

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News from around the state: The Democratic National Committee has released an ad criticizing former Rep. Artur Davis in the lead-up to the Republican National Convention.  George Talbot of the Press-Register reports the ad accuses the former Democratic congressman, who became a critic of President Barack Obama and his old party after losing the Democratic [...]

Alabama news round-up: Artur Davis to speak at GOP convention

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News from across Alabama: Former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis — who recently became a former Democrat — will speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this month.  Mary Troyan Orndorff of The Birmingham News reports Davis will likely voice his disappointment with President Barack Obama.  Davis served as a co-chair of Obama’s 2008 [...]

Sparks begins general election campaign

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With Republicans still in limbo over who will be in a runoff next month to decide its nominee for governor, Democratic nominee Ron Sparks moved forward with his campaign on Wednesday talking about taxing bingo, passing a lottery, holding BP accountable and criticizing state Republicans who have already attacked him.The popular two-term agriculture commissioner addressed [...]

Is this the ad everyone was worried about?

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The Sons of Liberty purchased more than $1 million in TV spots to air beginning this week and running up until the June 1 election. Many of the candidates were concerned they would be targeted. They thought that they would be targeted with this large media buy in the waning hours before the June 1 [...]

Bright scores better than other Democrats on Club for Growth report

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Freshman U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright of Montgomery scored better than any other Democrat on a scorecard from the Club for Growth, which supports low-tax, pro-growth Republicans who want limited government.He also scored better than about two dozen Republicans including two Alabama Republicans, Rep. Mike Rogers of Saks and Rep. Parker Griffith of Huntsville. He also [...]