James wins conservative straw poll
The gubernatorial candidate forum was co-hosted by the Alabama chapters of the Campaign for Liberty and Rainy Day Patriots. About 200 people from throughout the state attended the forum.
At the end of Monday's candidate forum, attendees were asked to cast their ballots. Organizers did not give numbers, according to the campaign, but they announced James "was the clear winner."
"I am delighted in the straw poll results, as these are people representing concerned citizens from throughout Alabama," James said in a statement. "The Tea Party movement across Alabama and America is due to the energy of these people who came out on a dark and stormy night to hear candidates, ask questions and discuss important issues. I am honored to have their vote of support."
James is a Greenville businessman and son of former Gov. Fob James.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen