Bradley Byrne says he’s “very impressed” with the legislature and expects an “activist” session from the new Republican majority.
As for the man who defeated him in a bitter Republican primary, Byrne says Gov. Robert Bentley deserves to be given time.
“Those budgets he presents next week will be key.”
The candidate who was favored to win the Republican nomination for governor, only to lose a runoff race to Bentley, says he will continue his campaign of reform through a grass-roots organization called Reform Alabama.
And we’re not talking about the city in Pickens county.
“We had a great start with the special session,” Byrne said this morning on FOX6 News Good Day Alabama, “we’ve got to keep going with that reform agenda. There’s some issues we need to keep pushing on.”
Byrne identifies reforms in the budgeting process and campaign finance. He proposes everyday electronic filing in final 45 days of an election cycle and searchable databases. He also points to education and economic development as the other part of the non-partisan Reform Alabama agenda.
All of this sounds like last year’s Byrne for Alabama campaign for governor.
“I dont know what the future is going to be,” Byrne said when asked if this gives him a platform for a future political run.
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