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Former candidate calls for new party leadership

Griffith said the Democratic Party can't survive in its current form. (Source: WAFF file) Griffith said the Democratic Party can't survive in its current form. (Source: WAFF file)

By PHILLIP RAWLS

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Democratic nominee for governor, Parker Griffith, is calling for new leadership in his party.

He says the party is divided into three factions that don't work together, and that has discouraged traditional donors from giving money. He says the party can't survive in its present form.

Party Chair Nancy Worley says it's easy for someone who loses an election to point the finger elsewhere rather than examining their own candidacy. She was re-elected to a four-year term in August and plans to keep serving.

Griffith lost the election Nov. 4 by the largest margin of any Democrat since Alabama became a two-party state in the 1980s.

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