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Alabama Update: When Will Tim James Send a Dozen Roses to Rachel Maddow?

Posted on | May 6, 2010 | 9 Comments

In mid-April, polls indicated Tim James was in third place in the Alabama gubernatorial primary. Then he released his “This Is Alabama, We Speak English” TV ad, Rachel Maddow went berserk, the New York Times condemned James and . . . Well, did I mention that this an Alabama Republican primary?

James garnered 26 percent of the vote in the May 3-4 poll of 600 likely Alabama Republican Primary voters.  Moore had 21 percent, Byrne polled at 20 percent, and 24 percent of likely voters remain undecided.  Robert Bentley stands at 7 percent. 

An Alabama source explained tonight, “We got $10 million worth of free media out of that ad.” Tell ‘em again, Tim:

And don’t forget to send Rachel those roses.

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