ALABAMA 9 Electoral Votes
Bush-Cheney Gore-Lieberman
Campaign Campaign
"All done through the state party"
Unofficial Contact: Kelly McCullough

Victory 2000 Chair: Public Service Commissioner Jim Sullivan

Alabama Republican Party
Chairman: Winton Blount III
Exec. Dir.: Twinkle Andress

State Director: Kirsten Hancock 
...has volunteered on at least 30-40 campaigns throughout high school and college; most recently worked on Eileen Filler-Corn's campaign for delegate in Springfield, VA in 1999.  She started with the Gore campaign in Jan. 2000 in Iowa (Delaware County), moved on to Louisiana and Mississippi, and worked the summer in Nashville doing special projects.  She began her post in Alabama effective Sept. 10.
Office: 207 Montgomery St. Suite 700, Montgomery

Coordinated Campaign Director: Phillip Kinney

Alabama Democratic Party
Chairman: Jack Miller
Exec. Dir.: 
Office: 207 Montgomery St., Suite 700, Montgomery

Candidate Travel (Aug. 1-Nov. 7) Candidate Travel (Aug. 1-Nov. 7)
A Sampling of More Campaign Activity A Sampling of More Campaign Activity
Because Alabama was a non-targeted state, Hancock had to rely on human resources.  A major emphasis was plugging elected officials and local activists into free media.  She sought to assist county chairs with their needs, and to focus on "safe issues."  Hancock organized four events in October: a Women for Gore-Lieberman press conference with State Auditor Susan Parker at the State Capitol; a Business Leaders for Gore-Lieberman event on the steps of the Capitol, including Jim Spearman, president of Piggly Wiggly-Lamar, Inc.; an appearance by former U.S. Sen. Howell Heflin in Huntsville; and college rallies in early November.  Hancock noted that it was "tough to get the media to respond" without the candidates or their wives making appearances.  In addition, the Alabama Democratic Party brought in a Texan, Rudy Rodriguez, to speak to Bush's record, and Gore's daughter, Karenna Gore Schiff spoke at the party's Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham on Oct. 23.
Television Television
Some Newspaper Endorsements Some Newspaper Endorsements
Birmingham News --10/29/00
Birmingham Post-Herald --10/29/00   EWS
Mobile Register --10/28/00    Daily 95,182   Sun 115,008
Gadsden Times    Daily 25,317   Sun 27,268
Huntsville Times --10/29/00    Daily 58,014   Sun 78,925
Montgomery Advertiser --10/23/00    Daily 52,591   Sun 66,056
Decatur Daily --10/22/00   Daily 26,794   Sun 28,679
Anniston Star
Miscellaneous Notes Miscellaneous Notes
Alabama was a very safe Bush state (Bush's lone appearance came at a fundraiser in Tuscaloosa in June). Most of the 18 counties Gore carried were in a band running East to West across the state along Highway 80, from Russell County in the East (across the border from Columbus, GA) through Montgomery and Selma to the Mississippi border.  Gore also won three counties in the Northern part of the state near and adjacent to Tennessee.

Other Candidates
Nader. Ralph Nader did not visit during the fall campaign (his one appearance was back on April 17).

Buchanan.  Pat Buchanan made a brief stop in Birmingham on Nov. 1.  State Chairman: John Van Sandt of Florence.


Copyright 2000, 2001  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.