Bentley, Griffith win AL governor primary nominations

Bentley, Griffith win AL governor primary nominations

(WTVM) - Votes have been counted in the Alabama primary, and gubernatorial candidates incumbent Republican Robert Bentley and Democratic challenger Parker Griffith have been chosen to face off in the November general election.

In Tuesday's primary election, voters decided by a landslide 89 percent, to give Bentley another chance to run for governor of Alabama. And across the aisle, Democrats chose Griffith, who took home 63 percent of the vote.

Governor Bentley ran against Stacey Lee George, who took home a low 6 percent of the vote, and Bob Starkey who walked away with just 5 percent.

Griffith ran against Kevin Bass, who had 37 percent of the Democratic vote.

Governor Bentley says the state needs to continue recruiting companies, focus on education, and job creation.

Griffith, a businessman and retired oncologist, says children need an education lottery. He adds that the state needs to expand Medicaid to take care of the under-served, which could be accomplished by adding 30,000 news jobs.

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