Strange comes out swinging in AG's race

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Birmingham attorney Luther Strange is set to challenge incumbent Troy King for the office of Alabama Attorney General.

Strange, a republican, slammed fellow GOP member King for what he called "ethical lapses, impropriety and incompetence" during King's tenure.

"The respect that the office earned under the leadership of our former Attorneys General, Senator Jeff Sessions and Judge Bill Pryor, has sadly declined," Strange said. "Alabamians can only restore integrity to the Office of Attorney General with a change in leadership."

King said Strange has distorted his record and accused him of sending the campaign into the gutter before it even started.

Besides restoring integrity to the office, Strange said his other priorities included putting an end to illegal gambling operations and corruption in the state.

Currently, Strange and King are the only candidates in the race for the office.