While waiting for results with Bentley supporters, at Bryant Denny Stadium, I got a chance to get to know the man behind the campaign.
The enthusiasm of his co-workers, business partner and church members was infectious. I've covered many elections and covered winning gubernatorial candidates.... In the past. Some have been boisterous, some have been ostentatious others have been simple yet festive.
This is the first time I've covered a gubernatorial candidate with such a humble, grateful crowd. As I talked to various supporters... The word integrity kept being repeated about Bentley. That word was followed up by honesty.
Not bad to describe the next person to lead a state.
He's already working on the office.
Just hours after winning the gubernatorial race... Robert Bentley got to work on his move to Montgomery...
Bentley says his top priority as Governor is passing ethics legislation to reign in lobbyists.
And to make sure voters know who is making big donations to candidates..
He says he'd like to limit the time that lobbyists spend with lawmakers.
Bentley plans to disband the task force on illegal gambling.