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1. State Finance Director Marquita Davis is rumored to be in the running for chancellor of the 2-year college system. Davis has gotten rave reviews for her work as finance director and would largely be viewed as an outstanding hire. “She’s a great manager of people,” said a source who has worked closely with Davis in the past. “She’s exactly what the board needs to bring that group together.” It is unknown whether or not Davis applied for the chancellor’s position, but multiple sources have indicated that she is being considered.
2. Crenshaw County Probate Judge Jim Perdue is rumored to be considering a run for Secretary of State in 2014. The long-time Democrat is weighing a run as a Republican. “He knows he can’t win statewide office as a Democrat,” a source with knowledge of Perdue’s thinking told Yellowhammer. Perdue is well-liked but that will be a tricky maneuver.
3. ALGOP Steering Committee member Harold Sachs has been elevated by ALGOP Chairman Bill Armistead to Armistead’s Chief of Staff. He reports directly to the Chairman and oversees ALGOP staff. ALGOP’s electoral operation remains in the capable hands of Executive Director TJ Maloney.
Rumor making rounds Democrat Harry Lyon 2 drop out of chief justice race against heavily favored Repub Roy Moore. Not true ..#alpolitics