2018 Governor’s Race: Doug “New Blue” Smith
Montgomery Democrat Doug “New Blue” Smith worked for former Alabama governors Lurleen Wallace and Albert Brewer. He says he helped set up the state’s “economic machinery” but that recent administrations have dismantled it causing wages to suffer. Smith says he’s running for governor to restore it and spur economic growth in Alabama. Smith does speak in a slow, halting manor. He says it’s the result of medication that backfired 15 years ago.
On reviving the “economic machinery:”
On his campaign hat:
Hear the full interview:
Analysis of Alabama’s Primary from the Right and Left
Democrat Walt Maddox and Republican Kay Ivey will meet in the fall race for Governor. Some other races in Alabama’s primary will go to runoffs first. We have analysis from Republican consultant Jeff Vreeland and Democratic pollster Zac McCrary.
Ivey, Maddox to Face Off in November
Gov. Kay Ivey won Tuesday’s Republican primary with a significant lead over her three opponents, giving her a chance to be elected to the seat for the first time in November. She will face Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox in the race for governor.
Alabama Governor’s Primary Race is All About Corruption
There’s been rampant corruption among state leaders in Alabama, and it’s escalated in recent years. Voters have noticed. And judging by the anti-corruption political ads and fliers blanketing mailboxes and screens, candidates in Tuesday’s primary are responding.
2018 Elections: Candidate Profiles
Four Republicans and six Democrats are vying for the party nominations in the June 5 Alabama primaries. Here are their profiles.