MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama voters can expect to see the
faces of some well-known Democratic felons in advertisements that
Republicans plan to run before the 2010 legislative elections.
State Republican Party officials unveiled a video Tuesday that
features images of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman; former state
Reps. Bryant Melton and Sue Schmitz; former Birmingham Mayor Larry
Langford and other Democrats who have been convicted or pleaded
guilty to government corruption charges.
The sound of jail doors closing can be heard in the background
during the video.
Alabama Republican Party chairman Mike Hubbard said the video
would be used to emphasize Republicans' promise to make Alabama
government more ethical.
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