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GOP rescinds nomination of candidate, now in jail on sex charges

The Birmingham News (al.com) reports: The Alabama Republican Party's candidate committee voted this evening to remove Chuck Hunter as its nominee for the Place 11 judicial seat on Jefferson County Circuit Court, rejecting his offer to step down if the party refunded his qualifying fee. ...

Party officials called on Hunter to quit the race, and sent him a certified letter ordering him to end his candidacy by Monday or face action by the Alabama Republican Party Candidate Committee.

Hunter's lawyer told party officials late this afternoon that he would quit if his $2,400 qualifying fee was refunded. The candidate committee voted at 5 p.m. today to reject Hunter's offer and rescind his nomination for the Place 11 seat, said Chris Brown, chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party. ...

The party has the right to pick a replacement nominee, which it must do before the first ballots go to print July 19. The replacement would be chosen by the 21-member candidate committee. -- Read the whole story --> Alabama GOP votes to rescind nomination for Jefferson County judicial candidate Chuck Hunter | al.com

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