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Huntsville Times editorializes against GOP decision on Butler

The Huntsville Times opines: In deciding to deny Democrat-turned-Republican Tom Butler a place on the party's primary ballot next March, local Republicans seem to have forgotten how their party developed any significant presence in Alabama politics roughly 40 years ago. ...

The party may want to rethink what kind of message it is sending by hand-picking nominees based on factors other than technical qualifications. The very purpose of holding primaries, which are paid for by the taxpayers, is to not let party bosses decide who the nominees will be. -- Read the whole editorial --> Primaries and ballot access (editorial) | al.com

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