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GOP candidate arrested on sex charge; party wants him to withdraw

The Birmingham News (al.com) reports: The Alabama Republican Party today set an official deadline for Chuck Hunter to withdraw from a race for Jefferson County Circuit Court judge, as the Birmingham lawyer remained jailed on charges of soliciting a minor for sex.

The letter gave Hunter until Monday to withdraw from the race in the Nov. 6 general election against Houston Brown, the incumbent judge in the civil division seat based in Birmingham.

Otherwise, Hunter would face action by the party's candidate committee, T.J. Maloney, the state party executive director, said in a statement. ...

Bill Armistead, the state party chairman, called on Hunter to withdraw, "in light of recent developments and coupled with Mr. Hunter's previous support of candidates and issues in opposition to the values of the Republican Party," the state party said in a statement Thursday. -- Read the whole story --> Alabama Republican Party to candidate facing child-sex charges: Quit campaign by Monday | al.com

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