Friday, January 8, 2010

Election results from this week

Ive been pretty busy lately, so not much time to blog on my personal site. In political news out of Bear Bryant country or after last night should I say Nick Saban country(?). The GOP appears to be in good shape to pick up a vacant state house seat left vacant by the unfortunate death of a democrat state rep late last year. The primary was this past Tuesday in house district 40 over in the eastern part of central Alabama. The turnout in the GOP primary far exceeded expectations. Jay Dill and KL Brown advanced to the runoff next month on the GOP side. The winner will take on Ricky Whaley(D) in the March general election. Danny over at politicalparlor.net has this race leaning to the GOP and even most democrat you talk to will tell you its going to be difficult to hold this seat. If the GOP does win this seat it will knock the democrat majority down to a 60-45 margin. Ill write more about this in the coming days but when you look at the retirements in the house. There is a very good chance the GOP will win enough seats in the house this November to win control of the chamber for the first time in modern history.

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