ALGOP tells Republican voters 'Don't vote Bonner'

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Published: May. 30, 2018 at 12:28 PM CDT|Updated: May. 31, 2018 at 9:24 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Republican party is urging Republican voters not to vote candidate Jim Bonner for public service commission in next week's primary.

The party's chairman, Terry Lathan, says the decision was made on Tuesday after a unanimous vote.

Thursday, the committee voted to no certify any Republican primary votes Bonner receives in the June election.

"On Thursday, May 31, 2018, the Alabama Republican Party Candidate Committee voted not to certify Republican primary election results for Mr. Jim Bonner, candidate for Public Service Commission, Place 1. When our state party chooses to take these steps, it is a serious and rare occurrence. We strongly believe that this is one of those solemn moments. This vote was carefully considered and was not taken lightly," said Lathan.

"Mr. Bonner's recent comments on his social media as well as radio shows are not condoned by the Alabama Republican party," Lathan said. "We reject the egregious comments Mr. Bonner continues to spew,"

Lathan also said that the Alabama GOP candidate committee urges Republican voters to not vote for Bonner for the public service commission, place 1 on June 5.

The statement did not specify Bonner's alleged comments.

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