Harri Anne Smith has "retooled" her campaign, bringing State Sen. Scott Beason (R, Gardendale) on board as an advisor. This is no surprise since she obviously didn't perform as well as she wanted to in last week's primary, but it's disappointing news for those of us who have followed her campaign closely (emphasis mine):
Senator Beason brings with him Southern Insights, the Birmingham based political consulting firm, owned by Chris Brown and Paul Glass. The two have a 20 year track record of political success across Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. Rob Autry of the nationally recognized firm of Public Opinion Strategies of Virginia will conduct the polling, and Sonny Scott of Anthem Media in Nashville will advise and handle visual media.
I guess we're unlikely to see more entertaining ads like this one featuring ungrateful sheiks and $6 a gallon milk. Damn, it was fun while it lasted!
ANTHEM MEDIA/R -- MEDIA Ed Bryant, TN, U.S. Sen. Lp Allen McColluch, NM, U.S. Sen. W/L Chuck Blasdel, OH, H06 W/L Max Burns, GA, H12 W/L* Mac Collins, GA, H08 W/L* David McSweeney, IL, H08 W/L Ralph Norman, SC, H05 W/L Van Taylor, TX, H17 W/L Casey Cagle, GA, Lt. Gov. W/W
I like that record. Lp means lost primary; W/L means won primary, lost general; W/W means won primary and general; * means the general election was competetive.