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Democratic Party gains in county courthouse offices

State Democratic Party Chairman Joe Turnham says the Republican Party had been chipping away at the Democrats' dominance in county courthouses, but that stopped with Tuesday's election.

The Democratic Party added to its probate, circuit and district judgeships. The Republican Party made gains in circuit clerks. The party division on sheriffs didn't change. Turnham says that despite Governor Riley's popularity, Democrats were able to beat two probate judges appointed by the Republican governor.

Turnham says this election marked a change in philosophy for the Democratic Party. It got involved in many county courthouse races by providing donations to some candidates and helping others with mailed leaflets and phone banks.

Courtesy: Alabama Associated Press

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