Alabama GOP Party Chairman Bill Armistead

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5:52 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

GOP Chair Candidates,Huntsville Energy Competition and New Diet Tracker

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Former state Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin of Indian Springs and Mobile County GOP Chair Terry Lathan have announced their candidacies for the chairmanship of the Alabama Republican Party.

The current chairman, former state Sen. Bill Armistead, announced last week that he will not seek another two-year term when the party's executive committee meets in Montgomery on Feb. 21.

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Senate Race-Replacement
4:12 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Ala. Republicans Replace Candidate In Senate 6

The Alabama Republican Party has changed its candidate in a state Senate race in northwest Alabama.
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The Alabama Republican Party has changed its candidate in a state Senate race in northwest Alabama.

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.

Stutts has never run for public office before, but Armistead said he's well known in northwest Alabama because of his medical practice.

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GOP Resignation
4:26 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Ala. GOP Political Director Resigns For New Job

The political director of the Alabama Republican Party has resigned to take a position with a political campaign in another state.
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The political director of the Alabama Republican Party has resigned to take a position with a political campaign in another state.

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.

Kay said Friday he has "nothing but positive" thoughts about his five months as the party's political director.

He would not say whose campaign he would be working on. But he says it will be in another state.

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Politics & Government
9:08 am
Sun September 1, 2013

Ala. GOP Leader Worries About Democratic Invaders

Alabama GOP Party Chairman Bill Armistead
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Alabama's Republican chairman is worried that his party's primary election won't be a real GOP event because of Democratic intruders.

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Alabama GOP-Gay Marriage
4:48 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Ala GOP Says Gay Marriage Case Hurts State Taxpayers

Ala. GOP chair Bill Armistead says U.S. Supreme Court decisions favoring gay marriage are an affront to Christian principles and hurt taxpayers.
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The chairman of the Alabama Republican Party says U.S. Supreme Court decisions favoring gay marriage are an affront to Christian principles and hurt taxpayers.

GOP chair Bill Armistead says Alabama taxpayers will now "be on the hook" for funding federal benefits to homosexual couples even though a decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act only affects states where gay marriage is legal.

Armistead says the United States was founded on Christian values, and he says the Bible is clear that marriage can only between heterosexual couples.

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Politics & Government
12:15 am
Sun February 3, 2013

Alabama Republican Party Re-Elects Party Chairman

Bill Armistead won re-election as chairman of Alabama's Republican Party despite strong competition from Matt Fridy.
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The Alabama Republican Party has re-elected party Chairman Bill Armistead despite a campaign by the governor and other top Republicans to oust him.

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.

Gov. Robert Bentley, Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey and House Speaker Mike Hubbard supported Fridy. Armistead had the backing of Chief Justice Roy Moore.

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GOP Chairman Challenged
5:04 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

GOP Chairman Disappointed Bentley Not Supportive

GOP Party Chairman Bill Armistead is disappointed Gov. Robert Bentley isn't backing his re-election bid.
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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.


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. Kay Ivey and House Speaker Mike Hubbard are also backing Fridy.

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Courthouse Democrats
5:09 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Democrats Hold Majority Of Ala. Courthouse Offices

Democrats still hold a majority in elected offices in county courthouses statewide, but the Republican Party managed to whittle away at the last Democratic stronghold.
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The Alabama Democratic Party came out of last week's election still holding a majority of the elected offices in county courthouses statewide, but the Republican Party whittled away at the last Democratic stronghold.


State Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead said the GOP had a net gain of 45 county offices. That included everything from probate judge and circuit judge to county school board seats.

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Chief Justice Complaint
4:32 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

GOP Chairman Files FEC Complaint Against Democrat

Alabama's GOP Chairman is accusing Democratic chief justice candidate Bob Vance of violating federal election law.
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Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead is accusing Democratic chief justice candidate Bob Vance of violating federal election law with a $2,000 contribution to Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008.


Armistead filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday saying that Vance should have registered as a federal campaign committee after he made the contribution from his state campaign account.

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Politics & Government
8:26 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Alabama GOP Sending Volunteers to Battlegrounds

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Alabama's Republican Party chairman is traveling across the state to announce that the party will send volunteers to battleground states because Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to carry Alabama by a wide margin.

Party Chairman Bill Armistead is calling the effort Alabama Battleground Patriots.


A party spokeswoman says Armistead plans stops Monday in Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile and Dothan. He will be in Hoover on Tuesday.


The Republican nominee for president has carried Alabama in every election since 1980.