Siegelman Verdict To Come Before Primary
This would afford Siegelman a last minute primary push if he's found "not guilty" of the charges and also prevent Democrats from nominating Siegelman just to have him convicted after the primary election. So while Republicans would surely like to see the Siegelman spectacle drawn out for as long as possible, Democrats should be glad the trial will be in the rearview mirror come June 6.
Last week also saw the release of grand jury testimony in which Siegelman's former executive secretary, Nick Bailey, testified that Siegelman received $500K from Richard Scrushy in order to place the latter on a contract review board. That allegation is likely to be a center piece of the government's case against the two men.