Candidates For Governor Hold Forum

(AP) _ Eight candidates for governor of Alabama
have gotten together for an early candidates forum with the election
more than 15 months away and showed some areas of common agreement.
They also showed common disagreement with federal government
efforts to reform health care.
The Business Council of Alabama played host to the weekend forum
at Marriott's Grand Hotel. Participants gave opening and closing
statement and answered a wide range of questions.
The Republican candidates are state Rep. Robert Bentley; Bradley
Byrne, former chancellor of the Alabama Community College System; State
Treasurer Kay Ivey; businessman Tim James; former state Supreme Court
Chief Justice Roy Moore and former Alabama Department of Community
Affairs Director Bill Johnson.
The Democratic candidates are Congressman Artur Davis and
Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks.