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US: Alabama (News/Activism)

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  • Alabama gov says he's voting for Santorum, not endorsing him (Retracts non-endorsement?)

    03/13/2012 9:31:58 AM PDT · by red flanker · 12 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Breaking News ^ | March 13, 2012 | CNN
    (CNN) – Despite a statement from Rick Santorum's campaign touting Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's vote for the candidate, the governor's office said Tuesday that Bentley will not be publicly endorsing a candidate for the state's primary.
  • Alabama Gov. Bentley endorses Rick Santorum

    03/13/2012 8:36:40 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 117 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-13-12 | Felicia Sonmez
    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) voted Tuesday morning for Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator’s campaign announced via Twitter. “Honored to learn this morning on @rickandbubba that AL Gov. @GovernorBentley cast his vote for me and joined the fight!” @RickSantorum tweeted, referring to the popular “Rick and Bubba” radio show.
  • Gingrich Takes His Stand in Dixieland

    03/13/2012 7:59:22 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 82 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | Published March 13, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    Gingrich Takes His Stand in Dixieland "Both boys said a lot of things I agree with, but it's the way Newt said it that I think has me going with him…" -- Previously undecided Jefferson County, Ala. voter Obie Evans talking to the Birmingham News after hearing speeches by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at a GOP forum. The current Republican nominating process has done serious damage to the old notions about “must-win” races and momentum. Fourth-place finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire? No problem. You can still win South Carolina by 12 points....
  • Prayer Thread For Our Country and Tomorrow's Voting

    03/13/2012 12:45:31 AM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 87 replies
    2-13-12 | Brad's Gramma
    Kids, it's time to get REAL serious with our prayers for tomorrow's voting. We all know what's at stake here. Obama the socialist, Romney with the socialist-light (cough) agenda. Our children, grandchildren, WWII vets and their wives...deserve better than what they're getting, or if this whole thing goes south, with what we're ALL going to get! There is SUCH a darkness hanging over this land. God Himself gave this to us and we've squandered it. I don't know if we've reached the point of no return with Him or not. All I ask is that we ALL get on our...
  • Mitt Romney’s grits and catfish act goes too far for Southern critics

    03/13/2012 5:20:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 111 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 13, 2012 | Hillary Chabot
    Mitt Romney’s transformation into a cheesy grits- and catfish-loving, ya’ll-uttering good ol’ boy in the face of tight contests in Mississippi and Alabama today is being panned by critics — skeptical Southern party officials and pundits. “If you’re going to pander, at least pander well, and this isn’t pandering well,” said Stephen Gordon, a Republican consultant based in Birmingham, Ala. The former Bay State governor is a Yankee, Gordon said, and will always face skepticism no matter how many catfish filets he raves about. “People in the Deep South have a bit of a natural distrust for Northerners, especially folks...
  • Santorum, Gingrich speak to packed house at Alabama Theatre

    03/12/2012 9:36:23 PM PDT · by red flanker · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Martin Swant
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama ---Republican presidential primary candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, vying for the image of the most conservative candidate, spoke to a packed audience in downtown Birmingham tonight. The candidates, speaking at a forum at the Alabama Theatre sponsored by the Alabama GOP, both heavily criticized President Barack Obama while also critiquing the other candidates, even if it wasn't always by name. "You need to look to a leader that believes in you, and that's where I lie," Santorum said. The crowd was friendly to both candidates but seemed most warm to Gingrich, as was apparent by multiple cheers...
  • ALERT - 9:55pm on CSPAN - Alabama GOP Forum - Santorum, Gingrich COMPARE THEIR SPEECHES HERE

    03/12/2012 6:54:50 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 68 replies
    March 12, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    They are replaying the Alabama GOP Forum from earlier tonight on CSPAN at 9:55pm. Compare Santorum and Gingrich speeches here. Thanks for your review!
  • GOP bid down to Southern 'do or die' - Santorum, Gingrich face long odds with Tues. loss

    03/12/2012 7:02:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/12/12 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- Mississippi has not been "used to mattering" in presidential politics, according to one close observer. But on the heels of hosting 2008's most important presidential debate, along comes Tuesday's Republican presidential primary with the potential to alter the course of the 2012 race for the White House. Along with Alabama, Tuesday's primaries in the Deep South are "do or die" contests for both former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich and should shape the race as either a three-way long slog into summer or a two-person contest going forward. Few expect front-runner former Massachusetts...
  • AL Candidates Forum: Live at 6:30pm (ET) on C-SPAN (Santorum and Newt only attending)

    03/12/2012 12:52:16 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 441 replies · 1+ views
    C-Span ^ | March 12, 2012 | Staff
    Birmingham, AL - Monday, March 12, 2012 The Alabama Republican Party hosts a presidential candidate forum with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. AL Candidates Forum: Live at 6:30pm (ET) on C-SPAN. The Alabama Republican Primary is Tuesday, March 13. Fifty Republican delegates are at stake.
  • Obama’s Muslim, evolution is fake & Rush Limbaugh is great, Republican voters say in poll

    03/12/2012 12:00:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Corky Siemaszko
    Voters in Alabama and Mississippi may still be split on which Republican they want in the White House, but they agree on this much — in their minds, President Obama is a Muslim. A stunning 66% of Mississippi respondents to a survey done ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primary have bought into the false notion that Obama worships Allah, Public Policy Polling reported Monday. Some 36% said they weren’t sure. In Alabama, 45% responded in the affirmative when asked the same question and 41% said they weren’t sure, pollsters found. Obama is a Christian. But many conservative Republicans just refuse to...
  • Poll: Santorum and Romney Remain Tied

    03/12/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT · by Elvina · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/12/2012 | ALLISON KOPICKI
    The New York Times/CBS News poll showed Mr. Santorum commanding a lead over Mr. Romney among several important groups that he has done well with in a number of primaries thus far. Mr. Santorum leads among Tea Party supporters by 40 to 21 percent, conservatives by 43 to 24 percent and evangelical Christians by 47 to 22 percent. Mr. Romney continued to get support from moderate and nonevangelical voters and college graduates. Mr.Santorum also led 41 to 27 percent over Mr. Romney among women, while men were more evenly divided.
  • Poll: Santorum up, but Romney likely GOP winner

    03/12/2012 8:31:50 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 9 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Jan Crawford
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The focus is on the deep South in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, with Mississippi and Alabama holding primaries Tuesday. In a CBS News-New York Times poll out Monday morning, GOP voters nationwide give Rick Santorum a four-point edge over Mitt Romney, 34 percent to 30 percent, with Newt Gingrich getting 13 percent and Ron Paul 8 percent. But 73 percent say they expect Romney will get the Republican nod. We all know about good ole Southern hospitality, but for Romney, the South has been a bit unfriendly. He may have just enough friends this...
  • Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi (PPP Poll)

    03/12/2012 6:28:18 AM PDT · by deport · 17 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | Mar 12, 2012 | Public Policy Polling
    Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday looks like it's going to be a close election night in both Mississippi and Alabama. In Mississippi Newt Gingrich is holding on to a slight lead with 33% to 31% for Mitt Romney, 27% for Rick Santorum, and 7% for Ron Paul. And Alabama is even closer with Romney at 31% to 30% for Gingrich, 29% for Santorum, and 8% for Paul.Gingrich and Santorum are both more popular than Romney in each of these states. In Mississippi Gingrich's net favorability is +33 (62/29) to +32 for Santorum (60/28) and +10 for...
  • Newt Gingrich 2012 - Events

    03/10/2012 10:30:19 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Newt 2012 ^ | March 10, 2012
    March 11 Newt is interviewed on Fox News Sunday Sunday March 11, 2012 Fox News Check your local listings Newt is interviewed on Face the Nation Sunday March 11, 2012 CBS News Check your local listings Newt to attend First Baptist Church of Brandon Sunday March 11 - 6pm – 7pm CT 175 Boyce Thompson Drive Brandon, MS 39042 Newt holds a Brandon Rally Sunday March 11 - 8:00pm – 9:00pm CT Brandon City Hall 1000 Municipal Drive Brandon, MS 39042 Note: This event is free and open to the public March 12 Newt speaks at the Gulf Coast Energy...
  • Gingrich inspires excitement in fanbase at Dothan rally

    03/10/2012 5:56:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    Dothan Eagle ^ | March 10, 2012 | Greg Phillips
    A two-and-a-half-hour drive couldn’t separate Patricia Tayman from Newt Gingrich’s rally in Dothan. The Pensacola, Fla., resident left Sunday’s event with a smile on her face, confident Gingrich is the right man to lead the country in the years to come. “I’m psyched, and I’m just praying he can pull it off in Mississippi and Alabama and get back ahead of things,” she said. “I’ve watched the different debates, and after seeing him in person, I’m behind him 100 percent now.” Enterprise resident Tracy Bullinger said her trip to the Circle City was worth it as well. “I did not...
  • Bassmaster Founder Ray Scott Endorses Newt Gingrich for President

    03/10/2012 3:36:59 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 19 replies
    The Presidency ^ | March 10th, 2012 | Robert Butler
    Montgomery, AL – Today Bass Angler Sportsman Society Founder Ray Scott endorsed Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for president. Ray Scott is the founder of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS), which he created in 1968 and which became the world’s largest fishing organization with over half a million members. As the godfather of modern bass fishing, he created the first national bass tournament trail (the Bassmaster Tournament Trail), Bassmaster Magazine, The Bassmasters television show and the BASS Federation. He is also recognized for his important contributions to conservation, the environment and boating safety. Scott is also the founder of...
  • "Mississippi...between Gingrich and Romney with Santorum falling well back"

    03/10/2012 10:20:38 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 3/10/12 | Public Policy Polling (via Twitter)
    Public Polling Polling is polling both Mississippi & Alabama Saturday (today) and Sunday, and will release the full results sometime tomorrow night. Tweets from within the last hour: 1) "Mississippi looks like it's between Gingrich and Romney with Santorum falling well back" 2)"Alabama looks like a 3 way tie with maybe slight advantage Romney...but it's just the first round of calls"
  • Santorum this Morning, Gingrich this Afternoon

    03/10/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 39 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 03/09/2012 | Quin Hillyer
    Just as candidate Rick Santorum was obviously building up to a compelling "grand finale" today in a speech at the Pavilion of the Battleship USS Alabama in Mobile this morning, there was a commotion in front of him and to his left. A middle-aged black woman had fainted dead-out, flat onto the concrete floor (it was a bit muggy; raining outside). A lot of candidates would have looked out, stopped talking, asked people to go see if she were okay, and then perhaps continued speaking once it was clear that responsible people were seeing to her well-being. Not Santorum. He...
  • Newt Gingrich in Mobile Friday Night(Local News Video Report)

    03/09/2012 9:45:30 PM PST · by Red Steel · 2 replies
    wear tv ^ | Friday, March 9 2012, 11:21 PM CST
    Another presidential candidate visits Mobile. Last night Rick Santorum made his pitch to voters. Tonight, Newt Gingrich made his, rallying a large crowd and laying down his vision for American energy policies. Well they've set up the car barn to fit up to 500 people tonight and as soon as the doors opened, hundreds flooded in. Holding signs and waving flags an anxious crowd waited for Newt Gingrich. Carol Peterson said, "I'm really excited to see him because I've never really seen him up close." Introduced by his wife, Newt Gingrich stepped on stage and electrified his supporters. The setting:...
  • Poll: Gingrich's Numbers Up in Alabama, Mississippi (ARG AND RASMUSSEN!!)

    03/09/2012 6:25:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 9, 2012 | Andra Varin
    Fresh off his convincing Super Tuesday win in his home state of Georgia, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich might be about to score another comeback, with two new polls out Friday showing the former House speaker with slight leads in both Alabama and Mississippi. A Rasmussen Reports poll of 750 likely Republican primary voters shows Gingrich ahead with 30 percent support, followed closely by Rick Santorum at 29 percent, and Mitt Romney with 28 percent. Ron Paul got just 7 percent, while 6 percent were undecided. In Mississippi, a poll by American Research Group Inc. finds Gingrich in the lead with...