Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Another electoral machinations update

Former State Auditor Susan Parker wants to be the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor next year if former Gov. Jim Folsom, Jr., doesn't. If he does, she'll probably run for a spot on the Public Service Commission. Either way, she says, GOP lieutenant governor candidate George Wallace, Jr., doesn't scare her: "I'm not afraid of any Republican."

Parker had been an early favorite to win the Alabama Democratic Party chairmanship, but now that she's out of the race, party officials face an Aug. 27 showdown for the job between former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, who recently worked on the defense team for former Gov. Don Siegelman, and former state party chairman Joe Turnham.

Jones carries former party executive director Giles Perkins' endorsement, while the Mobile County Democratic Committee has sided with Turnham.

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