Resuming campaigning Troy King pledges positive issues-based campaign moving forward

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Troy King resumed his campaign Saturday after pausing his campaign Sunday in the wake of the death of his opponent Steve Marshall‘s wife, Bridgette Gentry Marshall.

“After a week of pausing our campaign, we will, today, begin to air advertisements on television and radio. My commercials will, as they always have, focus on the issues and my qualifications to be the Republican nominee for Alabama Attorney General, as compared to the qualifications of my opponent,” King posted Saturday on Facebook.

King also vowed to keep on message of his political record and qualifications going forward — “I commit that I will keep my campaign to a discussion of our political records and our Republican qualifications and allow the voters to decide this race on the merits alone — seemingly a change of course from his previous strategy.

In the weeks prior to Bridgette’s death, King and Marshall found themselves exchanging political jabs.

King had recently held a press conference where he pointed out Marshall spending time with “fat cat fundraiser.”

“My preacher always said, if you know what to know what’s important to a man, if you want to know where his priorities lie, you look at his calendar. You don’t listen to what he is,” King had said standing in front of a blown-up fundraiser invitation for Marshall.

Meanwhile Marshall‘s campaign was working overtime pushing details from his campaign finance report to discredit his assertion that he won’t take gaming money.

King’s full post resuming his campaign on Facebook:

Paige and I continue to pray for the Marshall and Gentry families. Our hearts go out to them in this unbearable time of tragedy.

After a week of pausing our campaign, we will, today, begin to air advertisements on television and radio. My commercials will, as they always have, focus on the issues and my qualifications to be the Republican nominee for Alabama Attorney General, as compared to the qualifications of my opponent.

I want to be very clear. I will not speak of Mr. Marshall’s family. I believe there is no place in any political campaign for questions of or attacks on anyone’s spouse or children. During my political career, my family has been attacked and I know what a horrible and unfair toll that takes on your family. I would never do that to anyone else.

I commit that I will keep my campaign to a discussion of our political records and our Republican qualifications and allow the voters to decide this race on the merits alone.

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