State Democratic Party Investigates Complaint Filed Against Chief Justice Candidate
The Alabama Democratic Party is investigating a complaint that its nominee for Chief Justice, Harry Lyon, has not been filing required monthly campaign finance reports. If it's true, Lyon could be disqualified, and leaving the question: Who will challenge Republican nominee Roy Moore in November?
Democratic nominee for Chief Justice Harry Lyon tells CBS 8 News the complaint is "bogus as can be."
But Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy says his attorneys are reviewing the matter, and says no matter what the outcome is, there will be a democratic candidate for Chief Justice on the ballot in November.
"This thing is phony baloney. I think there's somebody that has an interest that wants to see me off the ticket," he says.
Lyon says he hasn't reached that amount.
But Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy says they have to take the complaint seriously.
So, who's name could appear on the November ballot?
"This is bogus if they tried it, and in the end, it will be the last thing they ever did," Lyon says.
Complaints were also filed against Republican Supreme Court Justices Lyn Stuart, Glenn Murdock and Jim Main for not filing reports.
Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead says the claim isn't true, and they aren't going to investigate the accusation.