"Ten Commandments" judge loses Alabama gubernatorial primary

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley beat back a Republican primary challenge from Roy Moore, the former judge who tried to put up a Ten Commandments monument in his courthouse.

In the weeks leading to Alabama's gubernatorial primaries, polls showed Riley had pulled ahead of Moore, the former state chief justice who became a hero to the religious right in 2003 when he was ousted over his refusal to remove a 5,300-pound Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building.

Moore conceded in his hometown of Gadsden, telling supporters, "God's will has been done."

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