Gov. Robert Bentley Easily Wins Alabama GOP Primary

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) - The Associated Press has declared the winner of the Republican governor primary election to be incumbent Robert Bentley.

The governor is planning for a victory party in Tuscaloosa tonight.  The event will be in the north end zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"Not a lot of people remembered we had an election today, so we had to remind them," Bentley joked at an 8 p.m. press conference.

Bentley said a call from an AP official let him know the Associated Press believes he will win.

The Governor and Mrs. Bentley voted earlier in the day at Tuscaloosa Academy. Bentley's two opponents, both from north Alabama, were former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George and Bob Starkey of Scottsboro.

Bentley thanked his opponents, saying that he was happy to have other candidates on the ballot.

However, Bentley's campaign didn't seem to concerned about either of the opponents, scheduling a news conference for Wednesday in Montgomery to talk about the November general election where Dr. Bentley is likely to face Democrat, Dr. Parker Griffith.

WHNT News 19 will be at Bentley's event tonight in Tuscaloosa.