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      State GOP leader asks for apology over racism comment

      Alabama GOP{}Chairman Bill Armistead wants state Senator Vivian Davis Figures to apologize over comments she made, suggesting racism plays a role in the state Republican party.Figures says she believes an anti-government, anti-Obama message from Republicans is racially motivated.Armistead denies the claim. {}He says Republicans vote based on politics and not race. {}He added that Alabamians have only backed one Democrat for President in the last 37 years.

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