Bentley, Byrne come to Birmingham for last minute campaigning

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The two Republican candidates for the Republican nomination for governor came to Birmingham on Monday during the last day before the runoff vote.

Dr. Robert Bentley brought his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor to the Magic City in the morning. Bentley, a doctor from Tuscaloosa, says he is confident that there will be a large voter turnout for Tuesday's election and he feels certain he will gain a victory over opponent Bradley Byrne.

During his stop in Birmingham, Bentley thanked Tim James' supporters, Roy Moore's supporters as well as his own supporters in helping with his campaign.

Questions were not allowed during the campaign stop. A spokesman for the Bentley campaign said that the campaign had previously offered unprecedented access to the candidate, but currently they are on a tight schedule.

Bradley Byrne will be stopping in Birmingham at 1:30 p.m.

A campaign spokesman says he will speak briefly and take questions from reporters during a stop at the airport.

Like Bentley, the Byrne campaign is sweeping the state today in a final rally for votes. Over the weekend, he boasted new support. A spokesman for Governor Bob Riley says the governor plans to vote for Byrne.

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