HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The Democratic challenger for Alabama's Attorney General, Joe Hubbard, has spent almost twice what we've seen from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Parker Griffith.
WHNT News 19 Political Analyst Jess Brown says Hubbard stands out among his Democrat peers, saying, "All campaigns are money, message, and manpower. As best I can tell, on all three of those 'M's', he's put together the most credible campaign."
But how can the challenger for Attorney General outspend the challenger for the governor's office?
Brown says Hubbard's wealthy benefactor helps. "Virtually all of his money, Joe Hubbard's money, seems to come from one source. And that is the casino-owning Poarch Creek Indian Tribe."
At the end of the day though, Brown still feels confident he knows which way voters will go, saying, "I think strange should win, but the question is by how much in his case."
Of course, to be clear, that's the prevailing wisdom among politicos right now. But voters can always buck expectations.
Just earlier this year, one of the most powerful Republicans in the country, Eric Cantor, lost a primary vote to a relatively unknown challenger.
To modify a sports expression -- that's why we cast the votes.