Byrne for Write-In?

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The second-place finisher in the Republican runoff, Bradley Byrne, says he has nothing to do with a campaign urging people to write-in his name for governor.

Byrne spoke out Friday after an Internet campaign was launched to write in his name in Tuesday's election. Byrne says will be voting for Republican nominee Robert Bentley, and he's encouraging everyone who supported him in the Republican primary to do the same.

Byrne and state Republican Party officials said the write-in effort appears to be run by an employee of Democratic nominee Ron Sparks. Sparks' spokesman Taylor Bright said they had nothing to do with it and he accused the Bentley campaign of dirty tricks.

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

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