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March 5, 2021
Gov. Riley Not Ready to Endorse Presidential Candidate
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Republican Governor Bob Riley said yesterday that Mitt Romney's Mormon faith won't influence whether he'll endorse Romney.

Riley says he's staying out of the fight for the G-O-P presidential nomination all together.

Riley, a former congressman, said he's friends with Arizona Senator John McCain, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Romney.

Riley said he had encouraged Romney six months ago to "just get out and talk" about his Mormon faith.

He said Romney did a good job last week when he came out and talked about his faith.

Huckabee is an ordained Southern Baptist minister. Riley also is a Baptist and some had assumed that Riley would endorse McCain because McCain attended Riley's inauguration.

Riley said McCain would be an "outstanding president but I'm going to stay out of it."

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