Griffith Wins Democratic Race for Governor, Pushes Medicaid Expansion & Lottery

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Parker Griffith is back in the political spotlight after winning the Democratic primary on Tuesday.

Griffith spoke to supporters as he accepted the party’s nomination for governor, beating Kevin Bass. ¬†Griffith quickly came out swinging at Governor Robert Bentley.

“We’re going to lose 500 Alabamians this year because Governor Bentley is scared of the TEA Party,” said Griffith, criticizing Bentley’s refusal to expand Medicaid in the state.

Griffith says his two main platforms are expanding Medicaid and creating an education lottery.

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