Updated: Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010, 7:44 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010, 7:44 AM CDT
Bradley Byrne has secured his spot in the Republican Runoff for Governor. But a recount may have to determine who he will face in that July 13th runoff. Only 140 votes separate Tim James and Robert Bentley.
Byrne, who is from Montrose, took 28 percent of the vote in the Alabama Primary Election Tuesday. Tuscaloosa physician Robert Bentley was next with 25 percent, but Greenville businessman Tim James also had 25 percent of the vote. Only 140 votes separate James and Bentley.
Bentley called Tuesday night a nerve-racking evening. James said it appears a recount will be needed to determine who will be the second candidate in a runoff on July 13.
The Democratic race was much more decisive. Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks defeated U.S. Representative Artur Davis by taking 62 percent of the vote.