2018 Governor’s Race: Scott Dawson
Scott Dawson is a newcomer to politics. But the Republican evangelist says he was inspired to run for Alabama governor after watching former Gov. Robert Bentley’s administration fall apart amid Bentley’s alleged affair with an aide. As part of our series of interview with gubernatorial candidates he spoke with WBHM’s Andrew Yeager, including discussion of Dawson’s criticism of a federal grant given to an LGBT support group.
On cutting regulations:
On taxes and earmarks:
On a proposal to require drug testing of all public high school students involved in extracurricular activities:
On his opposition to a lottery:
Dawson discusses his criticism of a federal grant award to a non-profit group that supports LGBT youth. Dawson said this was a “betrayal” of Alabama values.
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.