Former Governor Robert Bentley returning to social media

Former Alabama governor attempts comeback on social media

Posted: Aug 10, 2018 12:00 PM

 Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is attempting to revive his battered reputation on social media after his administration ended in scandal.  The story was one of the top ten stories of 2017 at WAAY 31.

The former governor recently launched the "Bentley for Alabama" website and reactivated his social media accounts.

The website discusses positive achievements such as his promise to not take a state paycheck until the unemployment rate significantly declined.

Bentley told The Associated Press that he started the site as "a historic record of our administration."

Bentley resigned last year as he faced an ethics investigation and calls for his impeachment. The actions against him were prompted by allegations that he had an affair with a top aide.

The governor agreed to step down and plead guilty to misdemeanor campaign-finance violations.

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