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Patrick Cooper, William Bell in runoff for Birmingham mayor
Birmingham News (al.com) ^ | December 8, 2009 | Russell Hubbard

Posted on 12/09/2009 9:08:39 AM PST by UAConservative

Birmingham lawyer Patrick Cooper and Jefferson County Commissioner William Bell will face off again next month in a runoff to decide who will be Birmingham’s next mayor.

Voters on Jan. 19 will go to the polls to select one of the two candidates to serve the remaining two years of what was Larry Langford’s term.

Langford was removed from office Oct. 28, the same day he was convicted by a federal jury of taking bribes while on the Jefferson County Commission.

Cooper, after results Tuesday night showed him with 40.1 percent of the vote, said, “It looks like we’re headed for a runoff.”

He said was impressed by the support he received from all parts of the city.

“It’s been wonderful how inclusive our campaign has been. There is going to be a renaissance in this city,” he said.

Cooper spoke to supporters of “a new direction, a new approach and new vision” for Birmingham.

“We’re delighted,” he said. “The real victory so far goes to my supporters and volunteers. We’re going to get across the finish line.”

Bell, who showed up at his campaign party just as unofficial but final results showed he had 25.1 percent of the vote, thanked his supporters for “putting together a campaign on a shoestring.” Bell raised $37,900 for his campaign; Cooper raised $246,550.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: birmingham; mayor; runoff

1 posted on 12/09/2009 9:08:40 AM PST by UAConservative
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To: UAConservative
Has anyone notified Walter Bishop of this?
2 posted on 12/09/2009 9:16:25 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There are two of everything. Could be the other William Bell.


3 posted on 12/09/2009 9:21:46 AM PST by naguszed
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To: UAConservative

What party are these runoff guys in? Can find anything about their affiliation.


4 posted on 12/09/2009 9:25:30 AM PST by Pit1
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To: Pit1

I know Bell’s a RAT, but I think Cooper might be an independent. I’ll see if I can find more information.


5 posted on 12/09/2009 9:28:45 AM PST by UAConservative (Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere)
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To: Pit1

Im pretty sure both are Democrats. Cooper is definately better for the city though. Ashame I can’t vote in that election though, i’m out in the burbs.


6 posted on 12/09/2009 9:29:41 AM PST by wareagle7295
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7 posted on 12/09/2009 9:42:42 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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