Attorney General candidates grind out final days

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As the final hours begin counting down on the 2018 primary runoff election, Attorney General candidates Steve Marshall and Troy King are maximizing every opportunity to reach out to voters before they head to the ballot box on Tuesday.

King spent Monday traveling the state campaigning with Roger Stone, longtime Republican strategist and advisor to President Donald Trump.

“The choice for who to elect as Alabama’s Republican nominee for Attorney General could not be more clear. Only one candidate stood with President Trump since the beginning of his campaign and that was Troy King. Only one candidate is a true Republican and that is Troy King,” Stone said.

King was also endorsed by the former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, Alabama Trump Victory Chairman Perry Hooper Jr., and former Attorney General and democratic nominee for governor Charlie Graddick.

Marshall is traveling the state and campaigning with fellow prosecutors, including some local district attorneys and high profile attorneys general from other states. He spent the weekend in Fairhope and his hometown of Albertville where he was joined by Pam Bondi of Florida, Herbert Slatery of Tennessee, Wayne Stenehjem of North Dakota and Lawrence Wasden of Idaho. Sheriffs and district attorneys who have endorsed Marshall’s candidacy were also present.

“We believe in what Steve Marshall is doing for Alabama and I believe in what he is doing for President Trump,” said Bondi.

On Monday, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined Marshall on the campaign trail for some morning media interviews then at an event in Birmingham to announce a safe medication disposal program for Alabama.

Video of a Marshall campaign ad calling King “creepy” and criticizing his ties to gambling leaked online. The ad never aired but has been picking up several thousand views virally.

For Tuesday, Marshall plans to vote around 10 a.m. before heading to his election night watch party in Montgomery. King’s election watch party will be held in Montgomery as well.