Michael McAllister, GOP candidate for Governor, unexpectedly dies

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Republican candidate for Alabama governor, Michael McAllister, was found dead inside his home in Troy, Ala. on Sunday.

McAllister, 69, was found by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office during a welfare check after no one had heard from him for a few days.

“Nobody heard from him for a few days, so the deputies went down and had to force entry to the residence,” said Pike County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Buck Williams. “He had already been deceased [when deputies found him], and there was no any evidence of foul play. He had a bunch of health problems.”

Specific health problems have not been disclosed.

Alabama GOP Chairman Terry Lathan said the Party is saddened to hear of McAllister’s sudden passing.

“The Alabama Republican Party is saddened to hear of the very sudden passing of ALGOP Gubernatorial Candidate Michael McAllister,” Lathan said in a statement. “We honor his willingness to be a citizen servant as he was seeking to be elected to a position in public office. Please join us as we lift up his family and friends in prayer during this very difficult time.”

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