The problems didn’t matter for Steve Marshall.
Marshall cruised to an easy win over challenger Joe Siegelman in the race for Alabama’s Attorney General.
In the primary and the general election, Marshall was accused of accepting legally questionable campaign donations, and he was forced to go to court to defend his campaign. The matter is still pending before the Alabama Ethics Commission and could spell legal trouble for Marshall in the future.
But those issues didn’t affect voters. Marshall hauled in around 60 percent of the vote on Tuesday, easily defeating Siegelman.
At his victory party, Marshall said he would use his office to honor his late wife, Bridgette, who died from an apparent suicide last June. He passed out bracelets that read “Out of the darkness,” and said he would work to let other addiction victims “that there is hope.”