(Still no word on this from the Sparks campaign, but a number of folks think the letter is authentic … – promoted by mooncat)
For Alabama Democrats, this is like Carter or Clinton weighing in:
For the first time ever, I am endorsing a candidate in the Alabama Democratic Primary.
I’m proud to join political leaders like Dr. Richard Arlington (sic), Hank Sanders, Joe Reed and the Alabama Democratic Conference and New South Coalition in supporting Ron Sparks for Governor. Why?… because I know Ron’s heart is right.
Ron Sparks wants to create jobs, pay for free college scholarships for our children with our own Educational Lottery and pay for nursing home care for our seniors by taxing casinos. Ron is courageous and the hardest working man I’ve seen, well, since I was a candidate.
That would be enough but I am also disappointed in Artur Davis…Not only because he voted agaist health care and took a bunch of money from insurance companies but Artur has taken several thousands of dollars in contributions from the very people who had me prosecuted and put in prison.
I just don’t understand who Artur really is deep inside. But I do know who Ron Sparks is and what he stands for, and I like everything I know about Ron Sparks. So, it’s for these reasons that I am supporting Ron Sparks for Governor.
Governor of Alabama 1999-2003