Am I being paranoid, or could it be that Tom Butler and Alabama Democrats pulled off the ultimate April Fools’ Day prank?
I had my concerns about Butler. He’s not really a Conservative, he’s fairly old to embark on a Congressional career, and why would he switch parties to be a backbencher in the minority party when he likely has more power and influence in the majority as a member of the calcifying Democrat-run AL Senate ?
If Wayne Parker runs, this will be a 2nd tier perennial candidate, not a great recruitment for us.
I’m also worried about AL-2. That seat hasn’t elected a Dem since 1962 (the GOP predecessor of Terry Everett’s, Bill Dickinson, just died yesterday (Monday) — noteworthy in that until his passing, the 5-member class of AL Republican House freshman from 1964 were all still alive, one of whom is now the oldest current or former member of Congress, 99-year old Glenn Andrews), but with the huge crop of candidates, the ostensibly moderate Montgomery Mayor, Bobby Bright, may be the best bet for the Dems to recapture it. The GOP tried to recruit him. I’m leaning towards State Sen. Harri Anne Smith. No woman has ever won federal office in AL at a regular general election. Smith was also rated as its most Conservative State Senator in ‘04.
I hate April Fools day.