Bentley, Griffith to face off for Ala. governor

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Incumbent Republican Robert Bentley and Democrat Parker Griffith will face off the governor’s race in November.

With more than about 30 percent of the precincts reporting from the primary election Tuesday, Bentley got 88 percent of the vote against two poorly funded opponents. Griffith, a former congressman from Huntsville, won the Democratic nomination with 63 percent of the vote against Fayette businessman Kevin Bass.

Bentley and Griffith are both 71 and both are physicians. But that’s where the similarities end.

Bentley said his general election campaign will focus on his record, including recruiting jobs, streamlining government and not raising taxes.

Griffith said he will focus on Bentley’s refusal to expand the Medicaid program. He said he will also push for an education lottery.

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