1st District Race http://apr.org en Turnout Light In Ala.'s 1st Congressional District http://apr.org/post/turnout-light-alas-1st-congressional-district <p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:42:06 +0000 The Associated Press 38502 at http://apr.org Independent Candidate Sues Ala. Over Ballot Access http://apr.org/post/independent-candidate-sues-ala-over-ballot-access <p></p><p>An independent candidate trying to run for former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner's seat is suing the state.</p><p>James Hall of Stapleton says he filed suit against the state Monday. He's seeking easier access to the general election ballot in the 1st Congressional District.</p><p>Alabama law requires Hall to get the signatures of nearly 5,400 registered voters by Sept. 24 to get on the ballot. He says the short time frame for the special election makes that impossible. His federal court suit seeks to lower the number of signatures needed for ballot access.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:27:32 +0000 The Associated Press 38000 at http://apr.org Independent Candidate Sues Ala. Over Ballot Access Democrats Missed Deadline In 1st District Race http://apr.org/post/democrats-missed-deadline-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 http://apr.org Democrats Missed Deadline In 1st District Race