Nancy Worley

Ford: Alabama Democratic Party on 'life support'

Oct 19, 2016

The leader of Democrats in the House of Representatives says the state of the Alabama Democratic Party is on "life support."

House Minority Leader Craig Ford called for Chairwoman Nancy Worley and Vice-Chairman Joe Reed to step down today.

Democrats currently hold no statewide office in Alabama. Ford says voters will see few competitive races on Election Day.

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Alabama lawmakers are currently being polled about support for lottery legislation as Governor Robert Bentley contemplates calling a special session on Medicaid funding.

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh says legislative leaders are gauging interest from state legislators. Marsh says the discussions come as Governor Bentley contemplates calling a special session that could include a lottery bill.

The Alabama Democratic Party has recommended six attorneys to President Barack Obama to fill a vacancy on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Party Chairman Nancy Worley told the Montgomery Advertiser  that the party recommended Birmingham lawyer Tamara Harris Johnson, former state Rep. Jeff McLaughlin of Guntersville, Birmingham lawyer Ben Morris, Dallas County Circuit Judge Collins Pettaway, federal prosecutor Susan Redmond of Montgomery, and Montgomery lawyer Mark Sabel.

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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.