Bentley running for governor
Republican state Rep. Robert Bentley is touring the state by bus Wednesday and Thursday to announce his candidacy for governor.
Bentley started the tour in his district in Tuscaloosa. Other stops on Wednesday include Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery.
Thursday stops include Opelika, Dothan and Mobile before returning to Tuscaloosa.
Thursday and Friday are the final days of the legislative session.
A dermatologist, Bentley was elected to the House of Representatives in 2002 and was reelected in 2006. He is a founding partner and president of Alabama Dermatology Associates, the largest dermatology practice in the Southeast.
The Columbiana native is married and has four children. He is married to the former Dianne Jones of Montgomery.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen