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October 05, 2010   Email to Friend 

Jeff Helms
(334) 613-4212
October 05, 2010

Alabama Farmers Federation State Board Member Garry Henry, left, and Montgomery County Farmers Federation Board Member Laslie Hall, right, meet with Republican attorney general candidate Luther Strange following a news conference Oct. 5 in Montgomery.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 5 -- Alabama farmers, forest owners and small businessmen pledged their support for Republican attorney general candidate Luther Strange during a news conference today at the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance home office in Montgomery.

"Luther Strange has been a long-time friend of Alabama farmers. He worked with greenhouse, nursery and sod producers 10 years ago when unfair water restrictions almost crippled the industry, and he is committed to fighting burdensome regulations and frivolous lawsuits that would derail economic recovery," said Federation Executive Director Paul Pinyan in introducing the candidate.

"An experienced attorney and student of the law, Luther is not beholden to any special interest, but rather is dedicated to enforcing the law. He appreciates the balance of power established by our Founding Fathers, and he understands that it is the responsibility of the Legislature, not the courts, to make law. As our next attorney general, Luther Strange is committed to vigorously defending the Constitution and our tax structure against those who would try to circumvent the Legislature through lawsuits or federal mandates."

Strange said, as Alabama's next attorney general, he would enforce the rule of law, crack down on public corruption and stand up to the federal government on issues like government-run healthcare and climate change legislation.

"People represented by the membership here at this podium represent thousands and thousands of hardworking Alabamians who provide great jobs, and I am honored to have their support," Strange said. "I will enforce the rule of law in the State of Alabama, and I will do it with teamwork and in partnership with our prosecutors, with our local law enforcement officials and with our next governor of the State of Alabama, because it's all about the people of Alabama and maintaining the rule of law."

Strange pointed to the arrests this week related to alleged vote buying by gambling interests when talking about the need to end public corruption. He also pledged to continue fighting federal mandates related to healthcare reform. Joining Strange for the news conference was Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who has filed a legal challenge to President Barack Obama's and Nancy Pelosi's government-run healthcare plan.

"When you think about an attorney general who is willing to stand up and protect the rule of law, the first rule of law is our Constitution, which is the expression or vessel for achieving the principled vision the Founding Fathers laid out in the Declaration of Independence. And it has never been more trampled upon or ignored by our federal government in my lifetime than it is at this very moment," said Cuccinelli in his comments of support for Strange.

The Alabama Farmers Federation, National Federation of Independent Business® and Alabama Forestry Association have endorsed Luther Strange for attorney general in the Nov. 2 general election.

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