Former campaign manager plans to sue Ron Sparks

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Rick Dent, a consultant who worked for Ron Sparks’ gubernatorial campaign in  2010 and briefly served as campaign manager, said in a release Tuesday he plans to sue the former agricultural commissioner over what he said were unpaid campaign debts. Dent said he was seeking to recover a $6,000 retainer for the month of October, [...]

Bentley appoints Sparks to head rural development office

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Gov. Robert Bentley appointed his former opponent and former agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks to head the newly created Alabama Rural Development Office.Bentley announced the appointment on Wednesday, when he also signed an executive order creating the office. Bentley’s order also rescinds previous executive orders that created the Black Belt Action Commission and the Alabama Rural [...]

ADC Endroses Sparks

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The Alabama Democratic Conference is endorsing Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Ron Sparks for governor. Sparks, the Democratic nominee for governor, received the endorsement Sunday, after delivering a speech in which he urged the people of the state to focus on the critical issues affecting Alabamians, according to a press release. “You must fight for your [...]

Sheriffs endorse Sparks

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Almost four dozen Democratic sheriffs in Alabama stepped forward on Wednesday to endorse their party’s candidate for governor, Ron Sparks, whom they said they trust from their work with him as commissioner of agriculture.Forty-six sheriffs from Alabama’s 67 counties endorsed Sparks, with several of them appearing with the commissioner on Wednesday at his Montgomery headquarters.Those [...]

Sparks releases "Bentley’s Blunders" video

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The campaign of Democrat Ron Sparks has released what is intended to be the first of a series of “Bentley’s Blunders” videos, which has the Republican candidate for governor in his own words. The men face each other in the November election. Bentley talks about why he opposes mass transit in Birmingham. – posted by [...]