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McGinley sues Alabama GOP again

A candidate disqualified for an Alabama School Board race has filed another lawsuit against the state Republican Party, saying she was illegally blocked from the June GOP primary ballot.

The suit, in Birmingham's federal court, is on behalf of would-be candidate Kelly McGinley and Owen McDonnell, who claims he was denied the right to vote for McGinley, the candidate of his choice.

The Republican Party disqualified McGinley, a Christian radio talk show host, from running for the state school board seat representing Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties. The seat is held by businessman Randy McKinney. McGinley was disqualified because of her support for the Constitution Party on her talk show, according to GOP officials.

The Alabama Supreme Court upheld her removal. The U.S. Supreme Court chose not to hear her appeal. -- Republican candidate sues GOP over disqualification (Birmingham News)