Ala. dem's loyalty called into question

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - One of the Democratic candidates for state treasurer, Charley Grimsley of Carrollton, has had his candidacy challenged.

A member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, Pam Miles of Huntsville, filed a challenge with the State Democratic Party questioning whether Grimsley can run as a Democrat. She pointed out that Grimsley has contributed to Republican candidates and worked for Republican Lt. Gov. Steve Windom.

Grimsley has also contributed to Democratic candidates and served in the Cabinet of Democratic Gov. Jim Folsom Jr.

Party Chairman Joe Turham said a five-member panel of party officials will hear the challenge Friday in Montgomery.

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