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Gov. Bentley and Rep. Moore sit next to each other during a scheduled lunch Friday. Gov. Bentley and Rep. Moore sit next to each other during a scheduled lunch Friday.
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ENTERPRISE, AL (WSFA) -

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is raising eyebrows after dining with indicted state lawmaker Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise).

Gov. Bentley and Rep. Moore sat beside each other during a scheduled luncheon stop at Po Folks Restaurant in Enterprise. The two could be seen laughing and chatting at the full table.

The governor is in Coffee County Friday as part of his "Road to Economic Recovery Tour", part of his efforts to visit every county in the state to talk about local economic conditions and efforts to attract more jobs to the area.

Moore, who represents Enterprise, surrendered to law enforcement in Lee County on April 24 and charged with felony charges of perjury and providing of false statements to investigators. Moore testified in front of a Special Grand Jury looking into public corruption this past January.

Both Gov. Bentley and Rep. Moore are seeking re-election to their positions. Moore's attorneys filed court documents Thursday to have his perjury charges dismissed and say the timing of the indictment interferes with the representative's June 3 primary race. 

A spokesperson for Gov. Robert Bentley said he discussed economic issues that affect Coffee County with Rep. Moore and that the topic of the indictment never came up. The two were joined at the luncheon by numerous other elected officials including Sen. Jimmy Holley, (R–Coffee) and members of the Coffee County Commission.

Gov. Bentley has had no involvement with the Special Grand Jury in Lee County.

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