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Christian talk show host ruled ineligible to run as Republican

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against a Christian radio talk show host seeking a place on the ballot in the June 1 Republican primary for a south Alabama state school board seat.

The court ruled 6-0 that the Alabama Republican Party had the "legal discretion, authority and power" to disqualify Kelly McGinley from running for the state school board in the district that includes Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties.

McGinley is an outspoken supporter of ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who has been urged by some supporters to run for president under the banner of the Constitution Party. Republican Party officials had argued that McGinley was disqualified because she had endorsed the Constitution Party on her talk radio show. -- Court rules against talk show hosting seeking spot on ballot (AP via AL.com)