| The Birmingham News had an interesting write up this morning of how the AL-07 primary is shaping up with a month until election day. Of course I'm a Smoot supporter and I indicated that when Shelia entered the race last year.
However, I was a little surprised by a couple of the tidbits that Terri Sewell provided in her general information section.
Date of birth: Says she's in her 40s
Residence: Lives in Birmingham, born in Huntsville
Can you trust someone who can't give their exact date of birth like the other candidates?
Born in Huntsville - I thought I had heard her mention that she was born and raised in Selma. Much of her campaign has been about being from Selma and her being the only candidate that understands the black belt. I might have just wrongfully assumed she was born in Selma since I had not heard any differently.
Since she graduated high school from there then I have no problem with her claiming it as her hometown. But she is not the only candidate with Black Belt roots. Shelia Smoot has aunts, uncles and cousins from Sumter County and she spent the summers there as well.
Two other interesting facts about the other candidates
1. Earl Hilliard Jr had a bit part in the movie "The Truman Show" - good movie
2. Martha Bozeman - managed both Bernard Kincaid and Artur Davis's campaigns.
Maybe now this Congressional Seat will get some of the attention that it deserves. All of the candidates are doing a good job talking about the issues that matter.