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Robert Bentley, Tim James now separated by just 167 votes

By Ty Watwood

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Alabama Republican Party on Tuesday released final numbers showing Dr. Robert Bentley with a 167 votes lead over Tim James in the race for Alabama Governor.

Here are the final numbers:

  • Bradley Byrne: 137,448 votes, 27.89%
  • Robert Bentley: 123,960 votes, 25.15%
  • Tim James: 123,793 votes, 25.12%
  • Roy Moore: 95,163 votes
  • Bill Johnson: 8,362 votes
  • Charles Taylor: 2,622 votes
  • James Potts: 1,549 votes

Bentley was leading by 208 votes before today's certification.  Tim James has indicated that he will ask for a recount, which will cost his campaign as much as $600,000.

The winner of the July 13 runoff will face Ron Sparks in the November general election.

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