Alabama Democratic Party en Alabama Democratic Conference Backs Griffith, Sewell <p>The <font color="red">Alabama</font> Democratic Conference has endorsed former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith for governor and incumbent Terry Sewell for re-election to Congress.</p><p></p><p>ADC Chairman Joe Reed said the black wing of the state Democratic Party met in Montgomery to screen candidates and make endorsements. He said the ADC's screening committee recommended Griffith over Kevin Bass because of his support for expanding Medicaid, raising the minimum wage and making sure that tax dollars for schools are spent on public education.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 11:37:18 +0000 Associated Press 52286 at Alabama Democratic Conference Backs Griffith, Sewell Democrats to Campaign in Huntsville Most of the Democrats seeking the top offices in Alabama are scheduled to be in Huntsville for a political event Thursday. The event is being called "Hot Dogs and Yellow Dogs." Organizer and host Pam Miles says it will include gubernatorial candidates Parker Griffith and Kevin Bass, lieutenant governor candidate James Fields, attorney general candidate Joe Hubbard, state auditor candidate Miranda Joseph, and agriculture commissioner candidate Doug Smith. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:58:28 +0000 Associated Press 50259 at Democrats to Campaign in Huntsville Worley Becomes First Woman To Lead Ala. Democrats <p></p><p>Former Secretary of State Nancy Worley has been elected as the first female leader of the Alabama Democratic Party.</p><p>The State Democratic Executive Committee elected her as the party chair this weekend.</p><p>Worley spent the last five months as the interim chair after former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Mark Kennedy resigned to start a new political group.</p><p>Worley has been focused on finances. She says the party is now current on bills and is no longer in danger of being evicted from its Montgomery headquarters.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:28:41 +0000 The Associated Press 39324 at Worley Becomes First Woman To Lead Ala. Democrats Democrats Missed Deadline In 1st District Race <P>Secretary of State Jim Bennett said two Democratic candidates in the 1st Congressional District will be included on the special election ballot even though the Alabama Democratic Party missed a deadline to turn in their names by one hour.</P> <P>Bennett said noon Tuesday was the deadline for political parties to turn in the names of candidates who signed up to run in the primary election Sept. 24. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:02:22 +0000 The Associated Press 35689 at Democrats Missed Deadline In 1st District Race Meetings Aimed At Invigorating Alabama Democrats <P>Democrats are organizing multiple training sessions in Alabama to try to reinvigorate a party that has fallen to minority status in state government.</P> <P>A new organization, the Alabama Democratic Majority, has announced a "grassroots convention" Aug. 3 in Birmingham. Executive Director Bradley Davidson says it will cover everything from registering voters to helping voters comply with Alabama's new law requiring a photo ID to vote.</P> <P>Democracy for America, founded by former presidential candidate Howard Dean, is planning a campaign academy in Birmingham Sept. 7-8. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:07:34 +0000 The Associated Press 34048 at Meetings Aimed At Invigorating Alabama Democrats Rep. Laird Leaves Democrats To Be Independent <P>One of the veteran Democrats in the Alabama House, Rep. Richard Laird of Roanoke, has announced he's becoming an independent.</P> <P>Laird said Monday the Democratic Party today is much different than it was when he was first elected to the House in 1978. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:17:42 +0000 The Associated Press 24332 at Rep. Laird Leaves Democrats To Be Independent Alabama Democrats Opening Birmingham Field Office <DIV> <P>The Alabama Democratic Party is opening a field office in Birmingham.</P> <P>The party has its headquarters near the Capitol in Montgomery. But party Chairman Mark Kennedy says it will have a field office in downtown Birmingham next to the Harbert Center. Kennedy plans to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon with Birmingham Mayor William Bell and the party's Jefferson County chairman, Richard Mauk.</P> <P>Jefferson County and Montgomery County were two areas where the party did well in the November election.</P></DIV> <P>Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.</P> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:23:42 +0000 The Associated Press 23330 at Alabama Democrats Opening Birmingham Field Office Ala. Democrats Interviewing for Federal Positions <p>The Alabama Democratic Executive Committee will conduct interviews in Montgomery for persons interested in being recommended for appointment to a position in the Obama administration's second term.</p><p>Alabama Democratic Party executive director Bradley Davidson said party officials will be making recommendations to the Obama administration of people to serve in federal positions in Alabama for the next four years. Davidson said party officials plan to make recommendations to the president by the time he is sworn-in for his next term.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 21:02:17 +0000 The Associated Press 22711 at