GOP Chairman Armistead gets Opponent for 2nd Term


By CBS 8 News



Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead is facing opposition a month after helping his party gain offices in the November election.


A member of the party's steering committee, Birmingham attorney Matt Fridy, has announced he will oppose Armistead when the party's executive committee elects a chairman in February. Fridy is being supported by House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who served as party chairman before Armistead.


Armistead is a former state senator who was elected chairman two years ago. Armistead says he plans to run on his record of increasing the number of Republicans in state and county offices, including winning offices in counties traditionally dominated by Democrats.

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