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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit over Control of the Alabama Democratic Party

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit over control of the Alabama Democratic Party. Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin dismissed the lawsuit filed by longtime leader Nancy Worley to prevent new Chairman Chris England from taking control. Judge Griffin said he did not have jurisdiction over the internal party dispute. Worley said she was disappointed in the action and is reviewing…

Alabama Democratic Party Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

A new chair and vice chair were elected to the Alabama Democratic Party on Saturday. Representative Chris England was elected to the position of Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party by a majority of the State Democratic Executive Committee in Montgomery.  Patricia Todd was elected to the position of Vice Chair. “Today was monumental for Alabama Democrats, and I am…

Legislator Chris England Running for Chair of Democratic Party

State Rep. Chris England of Tuscaloosa is running for chair of the Alabama Democratic Party. England announced Sunday night on Twitter that he is running for chair. The Tuscaloosa legislator has been one of the leading advocates for changes in how the state party is run. England led an Oct. 5 meeting in which a faction of the State Democratic…

Kamala Harris to Address Alabama Democratic Conference

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris will serve as the keynote speaker for a meeting of the black caucus of the Alabama Democratic Party. The Alabama Democratic Conference says the black Democratic senator from California will address a luncheon during its 59th annual convention in Montgomery in June. A statement announcing the speech says the ADC hasn’t endorsed anyone in the…

Alabama Democratic Party Upheaval

National Party Orders new election for Alabama Party Chair

  The National Democratic Party has overruled the state party and recommended  it to hold a new election for chair within 90 days. The national group also wants the state party to change its election rules. The decision came in Washington during a meeting of the Democratic National Committee Party’s credentials committee. The full party is expected to approve the…

Alabama Democratic Party Consultant Giles Perkins Dies at 51

Photo: Adams and Reese LLP Giles Perkins, a lawyer and Democratic political consultant who helped guide U.S. Sen. Doug Jones’ campaign to victory in Alabama last year, has died. He was 51. In a Monday statement, Jones mourned the loss of his dear friend. Jones said anyone who crossed paths with Perkins “saw his passion for making our state –…

Worley Fights off Challenge

Re-Elected as Democratic Party Chair

Democratic party Chair Nancy Worley was re-elected as party chair today, despite a challenge from longtime Democratic activist Peck Fox. Delegates to the Executive Committee meting re-elected her 101 to 89. Fox was being promoted by the only Democrat holding statewide office—U.S. Senator Doug Jones, who said the party needs new leadership.   Categories: Montgomery, Statewide Tags: alabama democratic party,…

Alabama Democratic Leader Says Party is on “Life Support”

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 on Wednesday called for Chairwoman Nancy Worley and Vice-Chairman Joe Reed to step down. Democrats currently hold no statewide office in Alabama. Ford said voters will see few competitive races on election day. Ford…