Griffith challenges Gov Bentley to series of debates

{}Democratic gubernatorial nominee Parker Griffith is challenging Republican Gov. Robert Bentley to a series of seven debates before the November election. Griffith says he believes voters want to see the two face off in a debate and explain their visions for Alabama. Griffith issued his debate challenge last week. On Friday, Griffith hauled a large inflatable duck to Montgomery to accuse Bentley of ducking his debate challenge. The Bentley campaign says the governor previously said he was willing to debate Griffith. A Bentley spokeswoman says Griffith has never contacted the campaign about scheduling a debate.