Stars Fall on Alabama's AG race
The race for Alabama Attorney General got a little glitzier recently with Randy Owens endorsement of Troy King. Owen is, of course, the frontman for the country group Alabama. Owen makes his home in Fort Payne and has long been active in Alabam GOP politics. In fact his wife (Kelly) contemplated a race against Lowell Barron in 2002.
According to the Owens' Troy King :
really cares about the people of Alabama from deep down in his heart. Troy is an honest man, a man of integrity and character, and he is working hard on our behalf to make Alabama better.But if you think presumed Democratic AG nominee John Tyson, Jr. doesn't have some star power in his corner, then you'd be mistaken. Tyson's brother is actually a working actor. Richard Tyson has been in dozens of projects including There's Something About Mary, Blackhawk Down, and Me, Myself, and Irene. His most notable role is probably as the villain in Kindergarten Cop.
And while "Song of the South" probably plays better statewide, I think I'd rather be backed by the guy who slugged Arnold Schwarzenegger.