MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The leader in Tuesday's Democratic primary for attorney general, Montgomery lawyer James Anderson, says he doubts he will request a recount, even though he is close to having enough votes to avoid a runoff with Birmingham lawyer Giles Perkins.
In a three-candidate race, Anderson received 49.7 percent of the vote Tuesday and Perkins just under 31 percent. But Anderson needed 50 percent plus one to avoid a July 13 runoff. The Secretary of State's office said Anderson would have to pay the bill if he requested a recount. Anderson said Tuesday he doubts that a recount could change the outcome.
The winner of the runoff will face Birmingham lawyer Luther Strange in the Nov. 2 general election.
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