Bentley's Fundraising Far Outpaces Opponents

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Montgomery, Ala.
Alabama's Republican primary for governor features incumbent Robert Bentley taking on two poorly funded opponents. Two candidates are competing on the Democratic ticket.

Bentley raised more than $1,000 in campaign contributions for each $1 collected by former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George and retired Scottsboro businessman Bob Starkey.

Bentley campaigned on lowering Alabama's unemployment rate and bringing new industries to the state, including a copper tubing plant for one of the nation's poorest counties.

George set himself apart from Bentley by pushing for a state lottery and an expansion of Medicaid. Starkey did little campaigning.

The Democratic contest pits former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith of Huntsville against Fayette businessman Kevin Bass. Both support a lottery and Medicaid expansion.

Polls are open in Alabama Tuesday until 7 p.m.

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