Gubernatorial candidates debate at University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - The two candidates for Alabama governor faced off in a debate on Thursday night. Democrat Ron Sparks and Republican Robert Bentley took part in a one-hour debate at the University of Alabama.

Gambling was one of the hot topics of the night. Sparks said he would reopen closed casinos and tax gambling. Bentley says gambling has not helped any state and says it is an issue that must go through the State House first.

Sparks and Bentley agreed on some issues, like removing the state's 4% sales tax on groceries and supporting a $1 billion road building program that voters will decide on November second.

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