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Madison County GOP bars longtime Democratic state Sen. Tom Butler from Republican primary

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Former Democratic state Sen. Tom Butler’s attempt to resurrect his political career as a Republican has come to an abrupt end.

Monday night, a divided Madison County Republican Party executive committee approved a motion that bars Butler from seeking the GOP nomination for the open District 2 County Commission seat.

Butler announced his candidacy for the seat less than a month ago and had already picked up an endorsement from former Gov. Bob Riley.

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