King, Marshall trade swipes as AL AG primary run-off continues

Updated: Jun. 11, 2018 at 12:25 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Former Alabama Attorney General Troy King is fighting to get his old job back, but current AG Steve Marshall isn't going to make it easy.

The two are locked in a primary run-off battle for the GOP nomination after neither secured a majority of the votes on June 5.

Monday, King held a news conference in which he attacked Marshall, who is currently attending a Republican attorney general convention in North Carolina, where he's having a campaign fundraiser.

King says Marshall has already raised more than $400,000 from out-of-state interests and claims Marshall isn't making Alabamians his priority.

"The victims of crime have paid enough to be a priority for the attorney general," King stated.

Following King's news conference, Marshall's campaign called out his opponent for "hypocrisy", providing an invitation from the 2004 Republican Attorney Generals Association Fall National Meeting to which King was invited.

"Troy King attended multiple of these RAGA meetings during his time as Attorney General, so these attacks are just dripping in hypocrisy," Marshall's camp explained.

The June 5 Republican primary had four AG candidates. Marshall and King each secured 28 percent of the vote with Marshall holding an approximately 3,000 vote lead.

King and Marshall will square off on July 17 in a run-off election.

The winner will take on Democrat Joseph Siegelman, the son of a former AG and governor, in a general election in November.

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