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The Mike Ball in the Alabama House regularly makes political news there. Click below to hear him on The Takeaway as part of a podcast on GOP power in the South this year. He talks recent history and trends.
He and NY Times reporter Campbell Robertson kick around the angst of Southern Republicans. Rep. Ball speaks to the need to blend winger POTUS candidates' traits. He also suggests the best VP candidate to get them to close ranks.