Monday, May 16, 2005

Trouble for Troy

Alabama Attorney General Troy King could have a big problem.

A recent Mobile Register poll found that King's likely Democratic opponent, Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson, Jr., would have the support of at least 60 percent of his constituents if he ran for AG, including 55 percent of Republicans in a county dominated by the GOP. Tyson's job approval stands at 68 percent, a number attributable at least in part to his office's aggressive prosecutions of the county's sheriff and school board president, which show his willingness to hold powerful people accountable.

It's early yet, and the poll doesn't address Tyson's support or name recognition in other parts of the state, but it shows he would have a solid support base at home from which to build if he throws his hat into the AG ring.

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