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Attorney appealing to Alabama Supreme Court

PRATTVILLE, Ala. - An attorney trying to unseat four powerful Democratic state senators plans to appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court for permission to pursue his suit in Republican-leaning Autauga County.

Autauga County Circuit Judge Ben Fuller ruled Wednesday that Mark Montiel can't pursue his suit in the county.

The judge ordered it moved to Montgomery County, the seat of state government.

Montiel filed court papers Wednesday asking the judge to put the move on hold while Montiel appeals to the Alabama Supreme Court.

Montiel is arguing in court papers that the suit can be heard in Autauga County because he included Autauga County Probate Judge Al Booth as a defendant.

The suit seeks to disqualify Senate President Pro Tem Lowell Barron of Fyffe, Senate Majority Leader Zeb Little of Cullman, and Senate budget committee chairmen Hank Sanders of Selma and Roger Bedford of Russellville.

It argues that they shouldn't be on Tuesday's general election ballot because they did not file campaign finance reports during the Democratic primary.

Courtesy: Associated Press

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