Disqualified Republicans Candidates from Democratic family nixed - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Disqualified Republicans Candidates from Democratic family nixed by GOP

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • 2-vehicle crash in Pike Road leaves two injured

    2-vehicle crash in Pike Road leaves two injured

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:57:18 GMT
    Alabama State Troopers are investigating the cause of a crash that left two people injured in Pike Road Tuesday morning.According to troopers the crash occurred around 7 a.m. and involved two vehicles.More >>
    Alabama State Troopers are investigating the cause of a crash, which occurred in Pike Road Tuesday morning, that left two people injured.More >>
  • 6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

    6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:34:12 GMT
    U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.More >>
    Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.More >>
  • Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:21:44 GMT
    A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >>
    Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.More >>

The son and daughter-in-law of Tom Drake, former Democratic House Speaker, have lost their bids to run for major Alabama offices as Republicans.

The Alabama Republican Party's Candidate Committee did not grant Tommy and Kimberly Drake ballot access during a meeting on Saturday in Montgomery.

Tommy Drake had signed up to run against Republican incumbent Robert Aderholt in the 4th Congressional District. Kimberly Drake was running against Republican incumbent Beth Kellum for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

Bill Armstead, the State Party Chairman, says both had run for public office before as Democrats, and they showed no evidence of ever being Republicans.   

Tommy Drake says he and his wife have voted for and contributed to Republicans, but his father remains a Democrat.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow