Riley Supports Byrne, Bentley Says He's an Outsider

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Bradley Byrne is drawing support from
Alabama's governor and three congressmen, while his opponent in
Tuesday's Republican runoff for governor, Robert Bentley, says he
feels like he's running against the powers within the state party.

Gov. Bob Riley says he's voting for Byrne because he will fight
corruption and stand up to special interests.

Byrne has also received support from U.S Reps. Spencer Bachus of
Birmingham, Mike Rogers of Anniston and Jo Bonner of Mobile. Bonner
describes Byrne as teacher lobbyist Paul Hubbert's "worst

Bentley told supporters Friday in Wetumpka that he's not part of
the Republican Party's elite inner circle. He said the powers that
be in Montgomery, and even in the Republican Party, are doing
everything they can to protect the status quo in Tuesday's runoff.

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