-- Great Birmingham News analysis on campaign funding in the governor's race. Moore's money comes mostly from out of state while Riley gets most of his from PACs. Siegelman has plenty of Alabama support, but it doesn't add up to much and Baxley is a combination of all of the above.
-- New Poll on Riley Approval: 52% approval/43% disapproval . Last month had the Guv at 52/40.
-- Bush's approval actually improved in Alabama this month, while sinking at the national level. A new poll has him with 53% approval and 44% disapproval. Last month had him at 50/47 in Alabama. The improvement in Alabama comes as Bush's numbers actually ticked downward nationwide.
-- Speaking of the governor, the Hotline ranks Riley as the 15th most vulnerable governor (out of 38). That number does not sound especially high, but Riley is sandwiched between Govs Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) and Rod Blagojevich (D-IL), who are both embattled incumbents with weak poll numbers. Not inspiring bookends for Riley.
-- Net activist Dr IQ has apparently gotten Don Siegelman on the record in favor of "Initiative and Referendum". You can see Siegelman's (and many others) reaction to I&R advocacy at Dr IQ's site.
-- Roy Moore broke with his campaign strategy recently and talked at length about the 2003 monument controversy.
-- Wire story on Ed Packard's run for Secretary of State.
-- Montgomery Circuit Judge William Shashy knows he wants to run for a seat on the Civil Appeals Court, he just doesn't know which one.