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Tom Butler appeals GOP decision barring him from ballot

The Huntsville Times reports: Former Democratic State Sen. Tom Butler is appealing the Madison County Republican Party's decision to bar him from seeking a county commission seat on the GOP ticket.

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 party switch and 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.

Today Butler emailed a letter to the state Republican Party appealing the local party's decision. -- Read the whole story --> Former Sen. Tom Butler appeals to state GOP after being barred from primary ballot | al.com

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