Republicans protest AEA ahead of run-off election

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Temperatures approaching 100 degrees aren't stopping about a dozen Republicans from marching outside the Alabama Education Association headquarters in Montgomery.

Organizer Rick Sellers says the group is protesting AEA's effort to turn out Democratic voters for Republican Robert Bentley in Tuesday's runoff for governor. He says he hopes it will cause a backlash and bring out true Republicans who hadn't planned to vote.

Sellers, who's a Bradley Byrne supporter, says the group plans to keep up its protests through Tuesday. The group was joined Friday by a former executive director of the Alabama Republican Party, Marty Connors, and Republican National Committeeman Paul Reynolds.

AEA Executive Secretary Paul Hubbert says his organization has been hospitable, including inviting the protesters inside to use the restroom.

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  • by B Location: Ozark on Jul 16, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    I NORMALY VOTE REPUBLICAN AND WILL IN MOST THINGS THIS ELECTION, HOWEVER I WILL NOT VOTE REPUBLICAN IN THE GOV. RACE, I WILL VOTE FOR RON SPARKS BECAUSE HE HAS WHATS IN THE BEST INTEREST FOR ALABAMA AND MOST OF THE PEOPLE I TALK TO FEEL THE SAME WAY, EVEN IF I NEVER SET FOOT IN A BINGO PARLOR I AS WELL AS MOST PEOPLE I TALK TO THINK THIS IS THE BEST THING FOR OUR STATE AND ITS UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM AS WELL AS ITS FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, SO YOU MIGHT THINK ALONG THOSE LINES IF YOU WANT A REPUBLICAN VOTED IN BECAUSE RIGHT NOW I CANT SEE THAT HAPPENING
  • by Donna Location: Ozark on Jul 13, 2010 at 08:05 PM
    As i sit here and see this state fall flat on its face because they cant get it right. they dont know whats right for the american people.Only whats right for them the ones that are in office now. So its time alabama wake up and smell the roses and do whats really right for the people of ala .Bentley in the run off great but come on do you think hes not going to take a pay untill everybody gets a job come on i dont think so ala in in a world of hurt because of some of the ones in office so iask you to give someone eles a chance to help alabamans to have a good life with out wandering how there going to support there famillies. Look a fla the lottery money. It built new schools roads ect. took the pressure on the florida residents for the schools not to pay higher taxes. So please take a look at what its done for other states its brought jobs and boosted the ecomony.
  • by JB Location: Andalusia on Jul 13, 2010 at 09:10 AM
    The Alabama Republican Party cries foul now, but they had no problem advocating their members vote for Charlie Graddick in the Democratic runoff back in the '80s to get Guy Hunt elected.
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