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November 10, 2012

AP Interview: Alabama's last Democrat reviews career


"The Republicans said I believe in same-sex marriage, and that is absolutely not true. It was the same thing with abortion. They label people like that because you don't happen to be a Republican, which I think is awful," she said.

Jess Brown, a political scientist at Athens State University, said Baxley is the last of the war horses that carried the Alabama Democratic Party for years. Gov. Don Siegelman was convicted in 2006 on corruption charges. Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. got beat in 2010. And now Baxley is out of politics.

"We have no messengers or message," he said.

Baxley doesn't look for the Democratic Party to have much success in 2014, when the governor and Legislature are up for election. But she predicts the party will be re-energized after voters spend a few years seeing the impact of total GOP control of state government.

"I think the Republicans will do that for us," she said.

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