Alabama GOP Party Chairman Bill Armistead http://apr.org en Ala. Republicans Replace Candidate In Senate 6 http://apr.org/post/ala-republicans-replace-candidate-senate-6 <p></p><p>The Alabama Republican Party has changed its candidate in a state Senate race in northwest Alabama.</p><p>Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead says Jerry Mays dropped out of the Senate District 6 race, and the party's Candidate Committee replaced him with Tuscumbia obstetrician Larry Stutts.</p><p>Stutts has never run for public office before, but Armistead said he's well known in northwest Alabama because of his medical practice.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:12:27 +0000 The Associated Press 48443 at http://apr.org Ala. Republicans Replace Candidate In Senate 6 Ala. GOP Political Director Resigns For New Job http://apr.org/post/ala-gop-political-director-resigns-new-job <p></p><p>The political director of the Alabama Republican Party has resigned to take a position with a political campaign in another state.</p><p>John Kay becomes the latest in a series of Republicans to quit high-profile positions in Alabama. That includes a congressman, the secretary of state and several legislators.</p><p>Kay said Friday he has "nothing but positive" thoughts about his five months as the party's political director.</p><p>He would not say whose campaign he would be working on. But he says it will be in another state.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:26:22 +0000 The Associated Press 37427 at http://apr.org Ala. GOP Political Director Resigns For New Job Ala. GOP Leader Worries About Democratic Invaders http://apr.org/post/ala-gop-leader-worries-about-democratic-invaders-0 <p>Alabama's Republican chairman is worried that his party's primary election won't be a real GOP event because of Democratic intruders.</p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 14:08:16 +0000 The Associated Press 37083 at http://apr.org Ala. GOP Leader Worries About Democratic Invaders Ala GOP Says Gay Marriage Case Hurts State Taxpayers http://apr.org/post/ala-gop-says-gay-marriage-case-hurts-state-taxpayers <p>The chairman of the Alabama Republican Party says U.S. Supreme Court decisions favoring gay marriage are an affront to Christian principles and hurt taxpayers.</p><p>GOP chair Bill Armistead says Alabama taxpayers will now "be on the hook" for funding federal benefits to homosexual couples even though a decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act only affects states where gay marriage is legal.</p><p>Armistead says the United States was founded on Christian values, and he says the Bible is clear that marriage can only between heterosexual couples.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:48:05 +0000 The Associated Press 33062 at http://apr.org Ala GOP Says Gay Marriage Case Hurts State Taxpayers Alabama Republican Party Re-Elects Party Chairman http://apr.org/post/alabama-republican-party-re-elects-party-chairman <p>The Alabama Republican Party has re-elected party Chairman Bill Armistead despite a campaign by the governor and other top Republicans to oust him.</p><p>The State Republican Executive Committee voted Saturday in Birmingham, with Armistead defeating challenger Matt Fridy. The winner will lead the GOP into the 2014 elections.</p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley, Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey and House Speaker Mike Hubbard supported Fridy. Armistead had the backing of Chief Justice Roy Moore.</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 06:15:00 +0000 The Associated Press 24248 at http://apr.org Alabama Republican Party Re-Elects Party Chairman GOP Chairman Disappointed Bentley Not Supportive http://apr.org/post/gop-chairman-disappointed-bentley-not-supportive <P>Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead says he's disappointed Gov. Robert Bentley has abandoned him, but he doesn't think it will affect the outcome of his re-election bid.</P> <P>Bentley held a conference call with members of the Republican Executive Committee Thursday night, where he endorsed Birmingham attorney Matt Fridy for the party's top leadership job. Bentley backed Armistead when he was elected two years ago. Lt. Gov. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:04:09 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21704 at http://apr.org GOP Chairman Disappointed Bentley Not Supportive Democrats Hold Majority Of Ala. Courthouse Offices http://apr.org/post/democrats-hold-majority-ala-courthouse-offices <P>The Alabama&nbsp;Democratic Party came out of last week's election still holding a majority of the elected offices in county courthouses statewide, but the Republican Party whittled away at the last Democratic stronghold.</P> <P>State Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead said the GOP had a net gain of 45 county offices. That included everything from probate judge and circuit judge to county school board seats.</P> <P>State Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy said the GOP didn't make the advances it had been predicting. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 23:09:51 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20612 at http://apr.org Democrats Hold Majority Of Ala. Courthouse Offices GOP Chairman Files FEC Complaint Against Democrat http://apr.org/post/gop-chairman-files-fec-complaint-against-democrat <P>Alabama&nbsp;Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead is accusing Democratic chief justice candidate Bob Vance of violating federal election law with a $2,000 contribution to Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008.</P> <P>Armistead filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday saying that Vance should have registered as a federal campaign committee after he made the contribution from his state campaign account.</P> <P>Vance said he reported the expenditure properly on his state campaign finance report. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:32:39 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20115 at http://apr.org GOP Chairman Files FEC Complaint Against Democrat Alabama GOP Sending Volunteers to Battlegrounds http://apr.org/post/alabama-gop-sending-volunteers-battlegrounds <P>Alabama's Republican Party chairman is traveling across the state to announce that the party will send volunteers to battleground states because Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to carry Alabama by a wide margin.</P> <DIV> <P>Party Chairman Bill Armistead is calling the effort Alabama Battleground Patriots.</P> <P>A party spokeswoman says Armistead plans stops Monday in Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile and Dothan. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:26:36 +0000 The Associated Press 18635 at http://apr.org Alabama GOP Sending Volunteers to Battlegrounds