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Former Alabama governor endorses Romney for president

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Gov. Bob Riley has endorsed Mitt Romney for president.

Riley said the former Massachusetts governor has the leadership and business experience to turn the economy around and bring prosperity back.

Riley's endorsement comes as Alabama prepares for its presidential preference primary on Tuesday. There will be 47 delegates at stake in the Republican primary.

State Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead said he's trying to get Romney and Ron Paul to attend a presidential candidate forum Monday evening in Birmingham. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have already agreed to appear.

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