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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Nathan Mathis Running For Gov as a Democrat

I am not sure if it's been reported by the traditional press, but I've gotten word that Nathan Mathis is going to run for governor as a Democrat. You'll remember that Mathis declared his candidacy several months ago, but indicated that he'd run as an independent.

However yesterday in an address at the State House Mathis changed course and announced his candidacy as a Democrat. Mathis' campaign platform largely centers around advocacy of legalized gambling. His website (which still has him as an independent) lays out his arguments in favor of state regulated casinos.

Mathis has served in the state legislature and lost in the Democratic primary for Ag Commissioner in 2002. His independent bid, while posing little threat to actually win, probably would taken votes away from the Democratic nominee. He certainly starts off as a longshot against both Baxley and Siegelman, but with the Dem primary so fluid it's tough to know what to expect.

Mathis will surely be an underdog in the Democratic primary, but his (re)declaration as a Democrat does open the door for a possible Democratic gubernatorial runoff. A Dem runoff would certainly leave Democrats grimacing and Republicans grinning.

12 Comments:

Blogger Altoid said...

It is nice of you to be so kind of Mathis to implicate that he has some chance, but Baxley will take the primary. Let's just hope that she can be a factor against Riley.

12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

didnt he leave the legislature under criminal suspicion? also, is that picture current? Why does this fellow think he has a chance at all? his race is about something else, not winning.

9:54:00 AM  
Blogger The Alabama Moderate said...

It's nice to know that there is at least one Dem candidate that you know less about than Lucy Baxley. :)

11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Dan said...

So true, Jen. Unless Baxley comes up with a platform (hopefully advocating a Constitutional Convention), I think I'm going for Bob Riley. Anyone please feel free to tell me why I shouldn't vote for Riley because I'm starting to wonder why I shouldn't.

1:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

riley is a flip flopper. that is why i am not voting for him. one year he is for raising taxes and now he is not. last year he was NOT for a teacher pay raise and now he is. He claims to be conservative but he wants to spend all this extra money we have. We need to save some. NO on Riley

6:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Another Anonymous said...

Zac said, "His website (which still has him as an independent) lays out his arguments in favor of state regulated casinos."
But there is more to it than that. To Mathis it is an "either, or" thing. Either regulate, and obtain tax revenue from all gambling, including the three Creek Indian operations and the Uncle Miltie McGregor enterprises that are flourishing without taxation, or else change current law to rid the state of all gambling, PERIOD! Regardless of his background or qualifications to be governor, he just may be right on this issue.

10:02:00 PM  
Blogger The Alabama Moderate said...

Actually, Riley endorsed a 4% teacher pay raise. It just wasn't as large as the 7% raise that Paul Hubbert wanted. I agree that the money from the surplus should go into an emergency fund of sorts. None of the major candidates really seem to be behind that, though.

I think that Baxley and Riley will take the primaries, and Riley will ultimately pull out a win this year.

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