Tallapoosa County Republican Party Bars Two Candidates from Primary Ballot Because They were Too Friendly with Democrats

According to this story, two candidates for County Commission in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, were denied spots on the Republican primary ballot because Republican Party officials believed they were too friendly with certain Democrats. Read the entire story, including parts near the end. The story also says the party cashed their filing fee checks and, at least at the point the story was written, has not issued a refund.

Both candidates now say they will run as independent candidates.

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