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Internal City Government Spats Affect Election Outcome

Ashley Cleek, WBHM

The Birmingham City Council Chambers

Birmingham political watchers have about seven more weeks of campaigning to expect after a number of races went to runoffs following Tuesday’s municipal elections. Chief among them is the mayoral race, which will pit incumbent William Bell against challenger Randall Woodfin. Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald analyzes the results and discusses what might happen next.

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John Archibald says Former Birmingham Water Works Board President’s Sentence a Slap on the Wrist

Sherry Lewis, the former chair of the Birmingham Water Works Board, will not go to prison despite being convicted of two felony ethics charges. A judge sentenced Lewis Thursday.

Republicans Prepare for Battle in Senate Runoff

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses this week's U.S Senate primary and next week's municipal election in Birmingham.

Outgoing State Ethics Commissioner Takes Aim at Fellow Commissioners

An outgoing member of the Alabama Ethics Commission says the panel has been lax in upholding rules to keep state government in line.

Trump’s Attacks on Sessions Become Part of U.S. Senate Primary

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses the Republican side of the special primary election for U.S. Senate.

Corruption Probe Moves Beyond Indicted Former State Lawmaker

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses what could be next now that indicted former state lawmaker Oliver Robinson is cooperating with prosecutors in a bribery scandal.

Revisiting Birmingham’s Bid to Host the Democratic National Convention

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald explains why he believes the City of Birmingham's bid to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016 wasn't really about landing the convention.

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