NO SURPRISE: National publication lists Alabama Democratic Party among most dysfunctional parties in nation

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The Alabama Democratic Party stands out among its peers, Republican and Democrat. And it’s not good. And not surprising. CQ Roll Call listed “The 7 Most Dysfunctional State Parties” and Alabama Democrats were on the list. No one should be surprised. For years, people in the state have criticized the operation of the Alabama Democratic [...]

Former Alabama Democratic Party chair Mark Kennedy forms new Democratic organization

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BIRMINGHAM — Former Alabama Democratic Party chairman Mark Kennedy, who abruptly announced his resignation of the position on Friday, re-emerged Monday afternoon to announce the creation of a new organization devoted to electing Democrats in 2014. In front of a crowd of over 100 people in the Harbert Center in Birmingham, Kennedy said his organization, [...]

Joe Reed responds to Mark Kennedy resigning, speaks to financial, personnel issues at Democratic Party

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Longtime Alabama Democratic Party leader Joe Reed said Friday that it was too soon to assess Mark Kennedy’s time as chairman of the party, but criticized some of his expenditures and handling of personnel issues. “His one thing – he had been a judge and judges are accustomed to giving orders. When you give it [...]

Democratic lawmakers saddened by Kennedy departure, expect him to help party in another capacity

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Several key Democratic lawmakers expressed their sadness at the resignation of Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy on Friday. “Judge Kennedy was bringing credibility back to the Democratic Party and giving Democrats a voice again,” Rep. Thomas Jackson of Thomasville, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said in a statement. “It saddens me dearly that [...]