Race for U.S. Senate seat enters stretch run | INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

Race for U.S. Senate seat enters stretch run | INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

The Tuscaloosa News The May 24 GOP primary is less than two weeks away. It has been an interesting and expensive race to fill the seat held by Richard Shelby, our venerable and powerful senior senator. There are three major primary contestants. Katie Britt, Mike Durant and Mo Brooks are the horses or, as some might say combatants, given the prevalence of negative advertising. Two of these three gladiators will be the recipient of the most votes on that momentous day and will face off in a runoff set for six weeks after the primary. The winner of that June 21 runoff will be our next U.S. senator. Winning the GOP primary is tantamount to election for a statewide office in the Heart of Dixie, especially for a U.S. Senate race. This race will probably wind up being the most expensive race in Alabama political history, especially when you add up the third-party expenditures. In modern-day national politics, a candidate’s individual war chest is not the telling story. We live in a world of third party political action committees (PACs). These third-party PACs, based in Washington, D.C., have spent more on their preferred candidate than has been spent directly by the candidates’ campaigns. These PACs are not supposed to coordinate with their preferred candidate, but they do. They share all information and polling, and script their attack ads based on what they think you want to hear. These innocuous PACs have the meanest hired guns, who relish negative ads […]

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