Gubernatorial Candidates Face-Off; Debate 2 Set

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The two candidates for governor of Alabama, Democrat Ron Sparks and Republican Robert Bentley, began their first televised debate by outlining different plans to improve education funding.

Sparks said he would tax gambling and use that money for education and Medicaid. Bentley said the way to fund education is to create jobs, and job creation would be his top priority as governor.

The one-hour debate Thursday night at the University of Alabama will be followed by another Oct. 19 at Auburn University.

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  • by GB on Sep 17, 2010 at 07:00 PM
    I will vote for Ron Sparks for 1 reason and that is that he really wants whats best for the people of Alabama I know there are a lot of people that think gambling will be the only thing that he will bring back, but that is not the main reason I will vote for him, I truly beleive that Mr. Sparks want to bring jobs back into Alabama and help with the education system and thats more than Bentley wants to do, I will vote republican for the most part but I will vote for Ron Sparks and Harrie Ann Smith and hope most of the people that wont whats best for Alabama will also.
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