|As reported by the Times Daily newspaper, many who voted in the primary elections for choosing the leaders of the different parties in the next general election came to register their approval or rejection of a lottery for Alabama, and presumably of those politicians who are for it or against it. |
Governor Don Siegelman is the Democrat’s candidate for Governor again this Novemeber and he says he would “reintroduce a referendum for a lottery to help finance education if he's re-elected,” according to the Times Daily. However, one voter, Jeneane Hovater, from Muschle Shoals, may have typified the attitude of some when she said, “If he [Governor Siegelman] is trying to get elected on that issue, there had better be something more appealing about it.”
Siegelmann will be facing Republican candidate Bob Riley, a current member of Congress, who is against the lottery.
Other voters polled by the Times Daily support the Governor on reintroducing a referendum if the state clearly earmarks lottery revenues to be spent on education.
Many voters also feel the lottery is the only funding solution for Alabama’s inadequte education budget.