Alabama Democratic Party

Politics & Government
8:33 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Election 2014 - Democrats Face Steep Challenge in Alabama

Tuesday is Election Day across the nation.  Voters are heading to the polls to decide races that could

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Politics & Government
6:32 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Appeal Hearing Set in Contested Jefferson County Race

The Alabama Democratic Party is expecting to hold an appeal hearing early this week over contested results in a Jefferson County Commission race. reports District 2 candidate Sandra Little Brown beat challenger Shelia Smoot by 26 votes in a primary runoff election but the results were challenged by a Smoot supporter.

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Politics & Government
6:37 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Alabama Democratic Conference Backs Griffith, Sewell

The Alabama Democratic Conference has endorsed former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith for governor and incumbent Terry Sewell for re-election to Congress.

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.

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Politics & Government
6:58 am
Wed April 16, 2014

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. They are seeking offices currently held by Republicans. A dozen legislative candidates are also scheduled to attend the event Thursday.

4:28 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Worley Becomes First Woman To Lead Ala. Democrats

Former Secretary of State Nancy Worley has been elected as the first female leader of the Alabama Democratic Party.

Former Secretary of State Nancy Worley has been elected as the first female leader of the Alabama Democratic Party.

The State Democratic Executive Committee elected her as the party chair this weekend.

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.

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.

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1st District Race
5:02 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Democrats Missed Deadline In 1st District Race

Secretary of State Jim Bennett says he could have kept he two Democratic candidates in the 1st Congressional District off the ballot but he decided it was best for the 1st District to include them.

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.

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Organizing Democrats
5:07 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Meetings Aimed At Invigorating Alabama Democrats

The Alabama Democratic Majority is one of many organizations planning training sessions in Alabama to try to reinvigorate a party that has fallen to minority status in state government.
Credit Alabama Democratic Majority

Democrats are organizing multiple training sessions in Alabama to try to reinvigorate a party that has fallen to minority status in state government.

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.

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Party Switch
4:17 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Rep. Laird Leaves Democrats To Be Independent

Rep. Richard Laird of Roanoke has switched parties from the Democratic Party to an independent.

One of the veteran Democrats in the Alabama House, Rep. Richard Laird of Roanoke, has announced he's becoming an independent.

Laird said Monday the Democratic Party today is much different than it was when he was first elected to the House in 1978. He said the party has lost its conservative core.

Laird said he will meet with the Republican caucus in the House, even though he's not joining the House's majority party.

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Politics & Government
6:23 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Alabama Democrats Opening Birmingham Field Office

Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy

The Alabama Democratic Party is opening a field office in Birmingham.

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.

Jefferson County and Montgomery County were two areas where the party did well in the November election.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Politics & Government
3:02 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Ala. Democrats Interviewing for Federal Positions

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.

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.

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