Bingo, King's job performance dominate AG's race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Republican Attorney General Troy King is under a stiff challenge in his own party's primary after openly feuding with Republican Gov. Bob Riley in a dispute over electronic bingo.

King was Riley's legal adviser in 2004 when he was appointed attorney general by Riley. After winning a full term in 2006, King for a time was considered a possible candidate for governor.

But this sparring with Riley and many of the state's district attorneys, including Republican prosecutors, has raised questions over whether he can win re-nomination against Birmingham attorney Luther Strange.

Strange lost narrowly in a race for lieutenant govenor in 2006.

Three attorneys - Michel (MI-SHEL) Nicrosi of Mobile, James Anderson of Montgomery and Giles Perkins of Birmingham - are engaged in a much more low-key race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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