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}}{{tnr}}'''Wells Griffith''' was a 2013 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Alabama]].<ref name="wells">[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/07/republican_wells_griffith_to_r.html ''AL.com'' "Republican Wells Griffith to run for AL-01 congressional seat" Accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Wells Griffith''' was a 2013 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Alabama]].<ref name="wells">[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/07/republican_wells_griffith_to_r.html ''AL.com'', "Republican Wells Griffith to run for AL-01 congressional seat" accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>  
  
 
The seat was vacant following the resignation of [[Alabama's 1st Congressional District|Rep.]] [[Jo Bonner]], effective August 15, as the result of a decision to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.<ref name="resign">[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/05/breaking_rep_jo_bonner_resigni.html ''blog.al.com,'' "BREAKING: Rep. Jo Bonner resigning from Congress," May 23, 2013]</ref>
 
The seat was vacant following the resignation of [[Alabama's 1st Congressional District|Rep.]] [[Jo Bonner]], effective August 15, as the result of a decision to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.<ref name="resign">[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/05/breaking_rep_jo_bonner_resigni.html ''blog.al.com,'' "BREAKING: Rep. Jo Bonner resigning from Congress," May 23, 2013]</ref>
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He was defeated in the [[Republican]] primary on September 24, 2013.<ref name="gopprimary"/> No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the total vote, requiring a runoff primary on November 5, 2013. [[Bradley Byrne]] and [[Dean Young]] were the top two winners and faced off in the runoff primary. The winner advanced to the general election on December 17, 2013.
 
He was defeated in the [[Republican]] primary on September 24, 2013.<ref name="gopprimary"/> No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the total vote, requiring a runoff primary on November 5, 2013. [[Bradley Byrne]] and [[Dean Young]] were the top two winners and faced off in the runoff primary. The winner advanced to the general election on December 17, 2013.
 
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Griffith picked up a high-profile endorsement from [[U.S. House|Rep.]] [[Paul Ryan]] on August 7, 2013.<ref name="ryan">[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/08/paul_ryan_backs_wells_griffith.html ''Al.com'' "Rep. Paul Ryan backs Wells Griffith in AL-01 congressional race" Accessed August 7, 2013]</ref> "I've known Wells Griffith for a long time and consider him a true friend," said Ryan. "Wells is committed to moving our country and our [[Republican Party|party]] forward. His dedication to advancing conservative principles is admirable and he will be a strong conservative voice for South [[Alabama|Alabama]]."<ref name="ryan"/>
 
 
That set off one of Griffith’s challengers, columnist [[Quin Hillyer]], who attacked Ryan for his views on immigration and labor relations.<ref name="attacked">[http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/paul-ryan-ripped-by-conservative-after-endorsement-in-alabama-congressional/article_53a72fec-0388-11e3-826a-001a4bcf887a.html ''Madison.com,'' "Paul Ryan ripped by conservative after endorsement in Alabama congressional race," accessed August 19, 2013]</ref>
 
 
"[[Alabama]]'s economy is dependent on being a right to work state, but Ryan keeps adding to a long record of limiting employee freedom and driving up costs via support for the horrible Davis-Bacon law and other suck-ups to union bosses," [[Quin Hillyer|Hillyer]] said.
 
 
[[Quin Hillyer|Hillyer]] also accused Ryan of abandoning conservatives in [[Congress]]. He sharply criticized Ryan for his efforts to strike a deal to pass immigration reform in the [[U.S. House|House]].<ref name="spar">[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/08/al-01_candidates_spar_over_pau.html ''AL.com,'' "Paul Ryan starts a ruckus in Alabama congressional race," accessed August 19, 2013]</ref>
 
 
"I have been a longtime admirer of [[Paul Ryan]], but he has increasingly proved to be a disappointment and out of touch with [[Alabama]] values," Hillyer said. "Ryan is the driving force in the [[U.S. House|House]] for amnesty, against the principles laid out by our own [[United States Senate|Senator]] [[Jeff Sessions]]. If one of my opponents wants a leftward-moving [[Paul Ryan]], he can have him."<ref name="spar"/>
 
 
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Wells + Griffith + Alabama + House'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Wells + Griffith + Alabama + House'''"

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Wells Griffith
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U.S. House, Alabama, District 1
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Wells Griffith was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama.[1]

The seat was vacant following the resignation of Rep. Jo Bonner, effective August 15, as the result of a decision to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[2]

He was defeated in the Republican primary on September 24, 2013.[3]

Elections

2013

See also: Alabama's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

Griffith ran for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama.[1] The election was held to replace Jo Bonner, who announced his resignation on May 23, 2013, in order to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[2]

He was defeated in the Republican primary on September 24, 2013.[3] No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the total vote, requiring a runoff primary on November 5, 2013. Bradley Byrne and Dean Young were the top two winners and faced off in the runoff primary. The winner advanced to the general election on December 17, 2013.

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBradley Byrne 34.6% 18,090
Green check mark transparent.pngDean Young 23% 12,011
Chad Fincher 15.6% 8,177
Qyin Hillyer 13.9% 7,260
Wells Griffith 11% 5,758
Daniel Dyas 0.7% 391
Jessica James 0.7% 391
Sharon Powe 0.4% 184
David Thornton 0.1% 72
Total Votes 52,334
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[4]

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