“A movement has been growing over recent weeks to persuade Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. to make a gubernatorial run in 2018.
“Carl Cole, a 1997 Troy Alumnus, helped to spark the conversation by creating the Facebook page ‘Recruit Jack Hawkins for Governor.’”
“Hawkins said he’s aware of the page but has made no decisions about running for political office at this time.”
Hawkins: “I’m humbled and flattered that these citizens consider me a worthy candidate. … For now, my focus remains fully on Troy University.” (Troy Messenger)
BENT(LEY) OUT OF SHAPE. “[T]he Alabama House Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee will convene Tuesday morning to discuss moving forward with possible attempts to remove” Gov. Robert Bentley (R). “In Alabama, articles of impeachment must be brought forward by the state House of Representatives, while the state Senate acts as jury.” (CNN)