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Wednesday, November 8, 2006
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Anyone who is interested can get info on the Alabama statewide (and other) races here: Elections.

The Governor cruised to victory–what looked like a tighter than predicted race has turned into a 16 point win.

The Democrats were able to get the Lt. Gov’s office back, by bringing back Governor Folsom to run for the office. He won in a close race over political newcomer Luther Strange, who was able to oust one member of a famous Alabama political family when he beat George Wallace, Jr. in the primary, but was unable to defeat Folsom.

Their were, to me anyway, two surprises in the returns. The first was that Sue Bell Cobb (D) was able to defeat Drayton Nabers (R) for the Chief Justice slot by 3 points.

The other surprise was that Amendment 2 passed handily.

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  2. A little surprised by Cobb, although I called it for her yesterday. definitely surprised at the margin for Amendment 2. thought it would pass, but not by that much.

    Comment by Talmadge East — Wednesday, November 8, 2006 @ 12:07 pm

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