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Judge orders disloyal Republican be allowed on the ballot

A judge ordered the Alabama Republican Party to reinstate a Christian radio talk show host on the June 1 primary ballot Tuesday, saying the party's rules regarding candidate loyalty were too vague.

The GOP had disqualified Kelly McGinley from running for the state school board seat representing Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties on April 7, five days after she filed papers to be a candidate. ...

McGinley rejected the idea that she is a "bad Republican," placing that label instead on party moderates such as those Republicans who advocate abortion rights.

"Those people are the bad Republicans," she said. "I go by the platform, and I don't like Republicans that leave the platform.

"The moderates in the party are increasingly brazen in their efforts to derail candidates who are not selected by the party elite. This is happening nationwide." -- Judge orders radio talk show host back on GOP primary ballot (AP via AL.com)