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Madison co GOP rejects a party-switcher

The Huntsville Times reports: Former Democratic state Sen. Tom Butler's attempt to resurrect his political career as a Republican has come to an abrupt end.

Monday night, a divided Madison County Republican Party executive committee approved a motion that bars Butler from seeking the GOP nomination for the open District 2 County Commission seat.

Butler announced his candidacy for the seat less than a month ago and had already picked up an endorsement from former Gov. Bob Riley.

But he was unable to convince the party's candidate committee of his conservative credentials. That group, formed to vet local GOP candidates, recently voted 6-0 to keep Butler out of the March 13 Republican primary election. -- Read the whole story --> Madison County GOP bars longtime Democratic state Sen. Tom Butler from Republican primary | al.com

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