Steve Marshall elected Attorney General

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama voters chose to vote Republican Steve Marshall into his first elected term as the state's attorney general Tuesday.

Marshall defeated Democrat Joseph Siegelman.

Marshall, 53, was appointed by then-Gov. Robert Bentley to the attorney general’s job in 2017. He succeeded Luther Strange in the office after Bentley appointed Strange to fill the U.S. Senate seat of now-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Marshall was Marshall County's district attorney for 16 years. He switched from the Democrat to Republican party in 2011.

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Siegelman is the son of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman.

During the campaign, Siegelman attacked $735,000 in contributions made to Marshall's campaign by the Republican Attorneys General Association, claiming the funds violated a state ban on transfers between political action committees.

Marshall's Republican primary opponent, former attorney general Troy King, also attacked Marshall over the donations and filed a lawsuit that was later dismissed.

Marshall maintained the contributions followed the law.