published Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Incumbent Robert Bentley wins GOP nomination for Alabama governor

Governor Robert Bentley is given an "I Voted" sticker by an election official after he voted at Tuscaloosa Academy on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Governor Robert Bentley is given an "I Voted" sticker by an election official after he voted at Tuscaloosa Academy on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Incumbent Robert Bentley has easily won the Republican nomination for governor.

Unofficial election returns from the Republican primary Tuesday night show Bentley with 88 percent of the vote with 2 percent of precinct reporting statewide. Former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George is polling 7 percent and retired Scottsboro businessman Bob Starkey has 5 percent.

Bentley celebrated his victory in Tuscaloosa. He said the strong vote indicates that people like him and appreciate the work he has done.

Bentley advances to the general election Nov. 4 against the winner of the Democratic primary between former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith and Fayette businessman Kevin Bass.

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