MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A candidate for the Alabama Legislature is doing more than talk about gun rights. He's giving away a shotgun.
People who visit the campaign website of former state Sen. Steve French of Mountain Brook can sign up for a drawing for a Remington 870 shotgun. The drawing for the shotgun will coincide with the start of turkey hunting season on March 15.
French is one of four candidates for House District 46 running in the Republican primary June 3. French says it's hard to get people interested in a June election, but it's easy to get them interested in hunting and in Remington, which is planning a factory in Alabama.
His contest is limited to residents of three cities in the district: Hoover, Homewood and Mountain Brook.
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