Alabama Republican Party 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 Southern GOP Leaders Meeting in Alabama http://apr.org/post/southern-gop-leaders-meeting-alabama <p>Republican leaders from 10 Southern states are meeting in Alabama to plan strategies for making new GOP inroads across the region.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Alabama Republican Chairman Bill Armistead says the two-day meeting of state party chairs and executive directors concludes Tuesday in Birmingham.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Party leaders hope to retain all their current U.S. Senate seats and pick up six new ones, which would allow the GOP to take control of the Senate.<br> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:21:33 +0000 The Associated Press 32574 at http://apr.org Southern GOP Leaders Meeting in Alabama In Ala., GOP Dictates New Landscape For Education http://apr.org/post/ala-gop-dictates-new-landscape-education <p></p><p></p><p>The Alabama Education Association was once the unquestioned power in the Alabama statehouse. But that's changed since Republicans won a supermajority in the House and Senate in 2010.</p><p>Lawmakers around the country have made significant changes to teacher tenure, expanded charter schools and introduced different versions of voucher programs. But in Alabama, these kinds of changes have been part of a political upheaval not seen in most states.</p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 02:17:15 +0000 The Associated Press 29340 at http://apr.org In Ala., GOP Dictates New Landscape For Education Alabama Governor Seeking Second Term http://apr.org/post/alabama-governor-seeking-second-term <P>Gov. Robert Bentley has announced he will seek a second term.</P> <P>The 70-year-old Republican governor put to rest Tuesday any speculation about his future plans.</P> <P>House Speaker Mike Hubbard says he has no plans to run against Bentley.</P> <P>Bradley Byrne, who finished second to Bentley in the GOP race in 2010, says he hasn't decided what he will do in 2014. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:56:13 +0000 The Associated Press 28249 at http://apr.org Alabama Governor Seeking Second Term