With the re-election of Gov. Robert Bentley a foregone conclusion — or, at least, as foregone as a conclusion can get in Alabama politics — it might be well to consider what past governors have done with their second terms.
Not way past. Just since Alabama voters decided to prevent governors from running their wives as surrogates and changed the state’s 1901 Constitution to let governors succeed themselves.
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Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson is Professor Emeritus of History at Jacksonville State University and a columnist for The Star. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.