Just in time, your Alabama backgrounder

Over at fivethirtyeight.com, Democratic strategist Ed Kilgore has a handy assessment of today’s primaries in Alabama. Here’s a taste:

If you like your elections raw and messy, tomorrow’s Alabama primary should satisfy your appetite. It’s featured viral, much-parodied ads; disputes over biblical interpretation; wild conspiracy theories; college football rivalries; all sorts of reverse-spin tactics; and as usual in this state, largely unregulated campaign contributions and spending and heavy hitting by interest groups of every variety.

Suffice it to say that in the red-hot Republican gubernatorial primary, the famous Ten Commandments Judge, Roy Moore, has been one of the calmer and more responsible candidates. And on the Democratic side, Rep. Artur Davis’ bid to become the first African-American governor of a Deep South state has encountered some serious resistance in the Democratic primary–from the left!

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June 1st, 2010
3:54 pm

The competition was to see who could out bible-thump the other. In the end, the voters lost.

Disavantaged Insider

June 1st, 2010
4:48 pm

I’m trying to think if the voters have ever actually won in Abalama…nope, can’t think of any.