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ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) - A state auditor candidate disqualified by the Alabama Republican Party says supporters have encouraged him to run as an independent, but he probably won't.
The Republican Party's candidate committee blocked Ray Bryan's candidacy because the Anniston attorney was late filing a financial statement with the Alabama Ethics Commission.
Bryan said Tuesday he will probably pass on this year's election and wait for another opportunity to pursue public office.
This is the second time the GOP has disqualified Bryan. He previously ran for a circuit judgeship in Anniston, but got disqualified because a campaign finance report arrived late at the secretary of state's office.
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