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Alabama April 24 GOP runoff results

(5/2) Paul Gattis reported that Joey Parker conceded to Eddie Sisk with no recount.

(4/26, 8a) Dale Jackson reported (from 32:45-36:40 in the podcast) that Joey Parker spoke to John Noel (Madison County GOP chair) and Tommy Ragland (Madison County Probate Judge), and requested a recount. Parker must pay for this recount, since initial count has him behind Eddie Sisk by more than 0.5%. The recount will be conducted by the Madison County GOP, both by machine and manually. According to Paul Gattis‘ & Nick Banaszak‘s reports, this recount will take place next Wednesday (May 2).

(4/24, later) Wade posted Birmingham-area and statewide results.

(9:02p) Paul Gattis reports that Eddie Sisk edged out Joey Parker by < 1%. Gattis also reports that Parker will ask for a recount given the current difference of 32 votes.

(8:54p) Brian LeCompte (@flashpointblog) says Joey Parker has a slight lead over Eddie Sisk with 88% reporting.

(8:53p) Amanda Gentle very graciously conceded on the Patty Demos 2012 Facebook page: “Congrats patty. Good luck in the general election you have my support 100%”

(updated 8:46p) AL GOP is posting statewide runoff election results.  It shows Twinkle Cavanaugh‘s lead widening (63%) over Chip Brown at the moment.

(8:35p) Chris Messervy appears to have won the Madison County District Judge seat in his race against Linda Coats, with 61.5% of the vote, and 86 of 94 precincts reporting, according to Brian Lawson.

(8:30p) Keith Clines reports that Patty Demos has a large lead (65%) over Amanda Gentle with half of the precincts reporting.

(4/24, 8:20p) Wade Kwon (@WadeOnTweets) says he’ll post Alabama primary results on WadeonBirmingham.com later tonight.

Alabama does not have a revenue problem

Dr. Jess Brown was on Dale Jackson’s show this morning and was floating the idea in the 8:30-9a slot that Alabamians would soon demand that new sources of revenue (translation: higher taxes) be explored to keep basic services going.

Wrong answer. Yes, yes, I know that there’s the Alabama General Fund, and that only covers non-educational spending. But then there’s the all-important Kitchen Table fund, and any accounting smoke & mirrors beyond that is just insider baseball that frankly doesn’t sway us. The state continues building Taj Mahals to Mediocrity at the same old breakneck pace. The new Lee High School is another Construction Boondoggle for Taxpayer Wastage, but apparently even $46.5 million wasn’t enough. Just today we learned that this particular beautiful new indoctrination center needs its own prison fence, to the tune of an additional $600K.

Lee High School now needs a $600K security fence

Lee HS indoctrination center, now to be accented with prison fence

There is no revenue problem, Dr. Brown. There’s a spending problem.

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