Digital Media Center
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Gate 61
920 Paul Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0370
(800) 654-4262

© 2024 Alabama Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Runoff Winner Asks Party to Dismiss Challenge

By Alabama Public Radio

Montgomery, AL – The winner in a Democratic legislative runoff is now asking the political party to throw out a challenge to her victory. Patricia Todd, who is both white and gay, says a powerful party leader wants a black person to win the position. Todd says party vice chairman Joe Reed personally paid for the challenge filed on behalf of her opponent, Gaynell Hendricks. Reed is the long-time chairman of the Alabama Democratic Conference, the party's black caucus. He denies that he or the A-D-C paid the contest fee.

News from Alabama Public Radio is a public service in association with the University of Alabama. We depend on your help to keep our programming on the air and online. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.