In a widely anticipated announcement, Bob Riley declared himself a candidate for re-election. He talked up the Alabama economy, focused on fiscal conservatism, and took a none-too-subtle jab at Roy Moore's bread and butter.
"Some say they can no longer acknowledge God in government. I think that's sad. Because I acknowledge him every day - in speeches, in the office, in meetings, schools and churches. We can all do that every day in the way we live our lives," Riley said. Riley said that while he talks about his faith often, "I have never and will never use faith or my belief in our almighty God for political motivesI'll have more reaction to this in the next 24-48 hours, but the pieces are now in place for the Republican clash of titans we've long been anticipating.