Republican Robert Bentley Wins Alabama Governor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Republican Robert Bentley has won Alabama's election for governor.

An Associated Press analysis of early returns Tuesdsay night showed the retired Tuscaloosa physician defeating Democrat Ron Sparks.

Bentley ran on a platform of not taking a salary as governor until Alabama's unemployment returns to normal. He also proposed using tax breaks to create jobs and promised to call a special session of the Legislature to enact ethics laws.

Bentley will replace two-term Republican Gov. Bob Riley in January. His victory is the sixth by the GOP in the last seven elections for Alabama governor.

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


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