Alabama Governor Bentley second term http://apr.org en 3 Of Bentley's Opponents Seek Alabama Lottery http://apr.org/post/3-bentleys-opponents-seek-alabama-lottery <p>Three candidates for governor are running on state lottery platforms.</p><p>Both Democratic candidates for governor, former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith of Huntsville and Fayette businessman Kevin Bass, are proposing a lottery to pay for college scholarships. One of the Republican candidates, former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George, is advocating a lottery to pay for scholarships and several other programs.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 07:52:25 +0000 The Associated Press 47292 at http://apr.org 3 Of Bentley's Opponents Seek Alabama Lottery Huntsville Mayor Battle Not Running For Governor http://apr.org/post/huntsville-mayor-battle-not-running-governor <p></p><p>Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says he's not running for governor of Alabama.</p><p>Battle announced on his website Tuesday he has decided against seeking the state's highest office. He calls being mayor of Huntsville a "dream job" he doesn't want to give up.</p><p>Battle is in his sixth year as mayor of the city of 184,000 residents.</p><p>Bentley's only announced GOP opponent is former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George. Among Democrats, former minor league baseball player and Fayette businessman Kevin Bass is running.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:42:33 +0000 The Associated Press 44960 at http://apr.org Huntsville Mayor Battle Not Running For Governor Longshot Republican For Governor Campaigning Again http://apr.org/post/longshot-republican-governor-campaigning-again <p></p><p>A longshot Republican candidate for governor is campaigning again after being sidelined by illness.</p><p>Former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George said Thursday that he was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic on Oct. 2. The illness involves a low blood platelet count. It required lots of treatments to get his platelet count back to normal and end his fatigue. But George says he's back to running.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:38:42 +0000 The Associated Press 44682 at http://apr.org Longshot Republican For Governor Campaigning Again Gov. Bentley Tops $3 Million For Campaign http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-tops-3-million-campaign <p></p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley has already raised more for his re-election campaign than he spent to win the Republican nomination for governor in 2010.</p><p>Bentley's campaign filed a campaign finance report showing he raised more than $746,000 in December. That brought his total fundraising to $3.3 million.</p><p>Bentley reported spending $2.6 million to win the Republican nomination in 2010. His entire campaign in 2010 cost $8.1 million.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:33:41 +0000 The Associated Press 44476 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Tops $3 Million For Campaign Ala. Sen. Billy Beasley Considers Run For Governor http://apr.org/post/ala-sen-billy-beasley-considers-run-governor <p></p><p>Democratic state Sen. Billy Beasley of Clayton is considering running for governor.</p><p>The four-term legislator says his campaign platform would include repealing Alabama's new private school tax credits and holding a statewide referendum on legalizing a state lottery.</p><p>Beasley says he's assessing support and will make a decision soon. The deadline for Democrats and Republicans to sign up is Feb. 7.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:08:58 +0000 The Associated Press 44355 at http://apr.org Ala. Sen. Billy Beasley Considers Run For Governor Governor Bentley Gets 1st Major Endorsement http://apr.org/post/governor-bentley-gets-1st-major-endorsement <P>The Alabama Forestry Association has thrown its support to Gov. Robert Bentley's re-election campaign.</P> <P>Bentley said Thursday the forestry group was the first major organization to endorse him in 2010 and now it's the first for the 2014 election. But there's a big difference. It didn't endorse him in 2010 until after he won the Republican primary.</P> <P>Executive Vice President Chris Issacson said the organization normally waits until after a contested primary like it did in 2010, but endorsing Bentley early for 2014 was a no-brainer. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:56:47 +0000 The Associated Press 34408 at http://apr.org Governor Bentley Gets 1st Major Endorsement Bentley Finds Fundraising Easier As Ala. Governor http://apr.org/post/bentley-finds-fundraising-easier-ala-governor <P>Robert Bentley is finding that raising campaign money as an incumbent governor is much easier than doing it as a state representative seeking statewide office for the first time.</P> <P>Bentley filed a campaign finance report Tuesday night showing he took in $422,500 in contributions in his first month of fundraising for his re-election campaign. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:47:23 +0000 The Associated Press 33478 at http://apr.org Bentley Finds Fundraising Easier As Ala. Governor Alabama Governor Seeking Second Term http://apr.org/post/alabama-governor-seeking-second-term <P>Gov. Robert Bentley has announced he will seek a second term.</P> <P>The 70-year-old Republican governor put to rest Tuesday any speculation about his future plans.</P> <P>House Speaker Mike Hubbard says he has no plans to run against Bentley.</P> <P>Bradley Byrne, who finished second to Bentley in the GOP race in 2010, says he hasn't decided what he will do in 2014. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:56:13 +0000 The Associated Press 28249 at http://apr.org Alabama Governor Seeking Second Term