Matt Fridy http://apr.org en 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