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Strange: GOP Control in Montgomery Means Ethics Reform

By Associated Press

Montgomery, AL – Alabama's new attorney general says GOP control of the Statehouse means ethics reform in Montgomery.

Luther Strange says Tuesday's overwhelming victories by the GOP mean it's time to pass comprehensive ethics legislation in Alabama. Strange says Democrats have talked about it for years, and voters now expect Republicans to pass the bills.

Strange is among seven Republicans who won statewide offices other than governor. Those include State Treasurer Kay Ivey, who defeated Democrat Jim Folsom in his bid for a fourth term as lieutenant governor.

Other Democrats who lost include Jan Cook, who was seeking her sixth term on the Alabama Public Service Commission. She went down in defeat to Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, a former director of the Alabama GOP.

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