Riley makes shovel, scissors into tools for re-election

DOTHAN, Ala. - A shovel and scissors have become important tools in Governor Riley's re-election campaign.

Riley has filled his schedule with groundbreaking ceremonies for new industrial projects and ribbon cuttings for completed projects.

He had two Monday in southeast Alabama.

After the two ceremonies, Riley said economic prosperity is good for re-election.

Riley's first stop was in Ozark, where he helped Bell Helicopters break ground for a flight hangar at its BellAero helicopter refurbishing plant.

Then he went to Dothan to celebrate an expansion at Oncology Supply, which distributes chemotherapy supplies throughout the United States.

Riley did not mention the upcoming election at either ceremony.

But local officials heaped praise on the governor.

Ozark Mayor Bob Bunting said Riley has played a vital role in helping the town change its economy from one based on textiles to one based on aviation and aerospace.

Dothan Mayor Pat Thomas said Riley has been focused on job creation and it shows in the state's record low unemployment rate of three-point-three percent.

Courtesy: Associated Press