National conservative group endorses congressional candidate

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Citizens for the Republic endorsed conservative columnist Quin Hillyer on Wednesday in the race for the 1st Congressional District to replace U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, who is retiring in August.
Quin Hillyer

Quin Hillyer

“As a journalist and during his time on Capitol Hill, Quin Hillyer developed a reputation of honesty and integrity—qualities that are missing from the current Congress,” said Citizens for the Republic Director Diana Banister.

Hillyer has written for The New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Mobile Register, The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, The American Spectator, The Washington Examiner and The Washington Times. Early in his career, he served as press secretary for Rep. Bob Livingston of Louisiana.

“Quin has covered Congress and Washington inside and out. He knows how things work, and also knows where improvements are needed,” Banister said.

Former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who won the 2012 Republican presidential primary in Alabama, has also endorsed Hillyer.

Hillyer is part of an increasingly crowded field that includes former two-year college chancellor Bradley Byrne, businessman Dean Young, and state Rep. Randy Davis, all Republicans.

Bonner is resigning in August after a decade in Congress to accept a position as a vice chancellor with the University of Alabama System.
– posted by Sebastian Kitchen

One thought on “National conservative group endorses congressional candidate

  1. STORY IDEA:

    Guy Bailey is a Montgomery native who holds two degrees from UA. After he “resigned” in Tuscaloosa, he, Mary Larson Diaz (special assistant) and Justin Clark (chief of staff) are still being paid … nearly a million bucks a year.

    Why was a “resignation” negotiated? He’s ready to be a university president elsewhere: http://cw.ua.edu/2013/05/06/former-president-guy-bailey-not-selected-as-new-mexico-state-university-president/

    Why is UA still paying these three former employees?

    With contacts in Lubbock and Tuscaloosa, this could be a darn good story.

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