The Other McCain

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Posted on | January 22, 2013 | 12 Comments

Just when you were feeling down in the dumps — still 1,460 days remaining in Obama’s second term — Amanda Read brings you reason to hope: Say hello to Stanley Mack, a U.S. Navy veteran who is running for Congress in Alabama’s 7th District in 2014.

It’s a 3-to-1 Democrat district, but there is reason to hope: Alabama has a strong statewide Republican Party. The GOP finally captured the state legislature after the 2010 mid-terms, and the incumbent Democrat is a no-name you never heard of — a perfect target for one of those grassroots-backed underdog challengers we love.

Most incumbent Republicans in Alabama will coast to victory by 2-to-1 margins in 2014, so the statewide party apparatus could help lend support to promising challengers like Stanley Mack, potentially knocking off an incumbent even in a strong Democrat district. If the online grassroots can help drive fundraising and publicity for a good candidate like Stanley Mack, he could really change some hearts and minds.

Let’s Back the Mack Attack!


  • DaveO

    Isn’t Alabama in Detroit?

  • TiminAL

    I live in the Alabama 4th but know a good many folks in the 7th and have “shared” one of his FB Posts. I’m going to “Back Mack”!

  • Scott Osborn

    There are many who have and will say that AL7 is un~winnable…….they are right!….It is!….

    ……..if you keep using the same game that has been losing!

    It’s like gun control…guns don’t kill people…people kill people!

    Districts aren’t un-winnabel. Hearts and minds arent un-winnable. people are not un~winnable, its the methods that are losing.

    Stanley’s bold solution is not fixing taxes…that’s for him to do when
    he gets there…Stanley’s bold solution is not fixing the FED, he can
    do that when he gets there…Stanley’s bold solution is not fixing
    entitlements, he can do that when he gets there. And I am confident that
    Stanley Mack will do his best to use Bold Solutions to make
    conservative decisions and and solve problems in DC.

    But this
    is un-winnable. Remember? Stanley’s Bold Solution is how to win the hearts and
    minds…and thus the election…

  • John LaRosa

    Stanley Mack is a great candidate. I spoke with him personally and I was very impressed. #WeBackMack #tcot

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  • Jennifer L Montrose

    The 7th Congressional District of Alabama contains 14 Counties – all of: Dallas Co., Choctaw Co., Clark Co., Greene Co., Hale Co., Lowdnes Co., Marengo Co., Perry Co., Pickens Co., Sumter Co., Wilcox Co., & contains portions of: Jefferson Co., Montgomery Co., Tuscaloosa Co

  • Bob Belvedere

    One hopes not.

  • K-Bob

    He sounds like Romney, but with a rags-to-riches tale attached. Until he sounds more like Mark Levin, I hope he stays solidly in the Senate.

  • Gail Box Ingram

    Yes, I agree wholeheartedly…..speaking straight from the 7th District! Let’s Back Mack. I have met him and he makes lots of sense.