Saturday, August 26, 2006

The primary wasn't for naught after all

By a disturbingly close 95-87 margin, Alabama's Democratic Executive Committee voted today not to disqualify legislative nominee Patricia Todd arbitrarily because she didn't obey a dead-
letter party rule that no one has followed in almost 20 years. The vote to overturn a panel decision to strip her of the nomination means Todd, who has no Republican opponent, almost certainly will become the first openly gay legislator in state history.

Kathy of Birmingham Blues, as you would expect, has in-depth coverage of today's meeting, including her revelation that national Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean apparently was quite interested in the outcome of today's vote.


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