November 2, 2010 is the Mid Term elections here in Alabama. I am somewhat apathetic this go round. None of the races here in Alabama have sparked my true interest if you couldn’t tell by my lack of posting recently. So what do you do when your just not sure?
You might use Project Vote Smart
or other voting tool and comparison resource.
Since I have all but no interest in this campaign how about you tell me your opinion?
Former Governor Don Siegelman in an e-mail blast sent out his endorsement of Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks for Governor. Commissioner Sparks is engaged in a tough Democratic Primary election with US Representative Artur Davis.
Read the text of the E-mail Blast below:
For the first time ever, I am endorsing a candidate in the Alabama Democratic Primary.
I’m proud to join political leaders like Dr. Richard Arlington, Hank Sanders, Joe Reed and the Alabama Democratic Conference and New South Coalition in supporting Ron Sparks for Governor. Why?… because I know Ron’s heart is right.
Ron Sparks wants to create jobs, pay for free college scholarships for our children with our own Educational Lottery and pay for nursing home care for our seniors by taxing casinos. Ron is courageous and the hardest working man I’ve seen, well, since I was a candidate.
That would be enough but I am also disappointed in Artur Davis…Not only because he voted agaist health care and took a bunch of money from insurance companies, but Artur has taken several thousands of dollars in contributions from the very people who had me prosecuted and put in prison.
I just don’t understand who Artur really is deep inside. But I do know who Ron Sparks is and what he stands for, and I like everything I know about Ron Sparks. So, it’s for these reasons that I am supporting Ron Sparks for Governor.
Governor of Alabama 1999-2003
Me like most people have grown tired of the campaign commercial’s this year. But one ad has really caught my interest. Charley Grimsley for Alabama State Treasurer. It actually merited me going on YouTube to find it. It is overwhelming silly and the ending just made me laugh. I know he wanted to appear tough in the last clip of the Video but it just didn’t work. The silly grin with the crossed arms look just doesn’t work for Mr. Grimsley.
Mr. Grimsley, You just may have my vote so I can see what silly ad you will come up with next… Call it the entertainment factor.
My Friend Mitchell Howie is running for congress in case you haven’t been following along. Since he doesn’t have the Washington Rolodex the other candidates have for fundraising he made use of that to produce this campaign TV Spot:
If you enjoyed his video consider donating $5 or more to Mitchell Howie’s Grass Roots Campaign.