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  • Greg Cannon
    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2006/08/25/alabama_democrats_oust_gay_candidate.html August 25, 2006 Alabama Democrats Oust Gay Candidate Alabama s
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      August 25, 2006
      Alabama Democrats Oust Gay Candidate
      Alabama's Democratic party "disqualified an openly gay
      candidate for the Alabama Legislature and the woman
      she defeated in the primary runoff because both women
      violated a party rule that party officials said no
      other candidate has obeyed since 1988," the AP
      reports.

      The problem? An attorney says that if the party
      disqualified Patricia Todd "for not filing a financial
      disclosure form with the party chairman it would also
      have to disqualify the party's nominee for governor,
      Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley, and for lieutenant governor,
      former Gov. Jim Folsom Jr."

      The New York Times notes that with no Republican
      opponent, Ms. Todd "seemed poised to become what
      political observers said would be the first openly gay
      officeholder in state history."
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