MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The wife of Alabama attorney general has died.
The office of Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a statement that his wife, Bridgette Marshall, died Sunday after a long struggle with mental illness. She was 45.
The statement called her a "devoted and much beloved daughter, wife and mother."
Marshall County coroner Marlon Killion declined comment on the death.
Appointed attorney general in 2017, Steve Marshall was the top vote-getter in a recent Republican primary and faces a July 17 runoff against his closest challenger as he seeks another term. His opponent, former Attorney General Troy King, told news outlets he was saddened by the death and offered prayers for Marshall's family, calling it a "difficult day."
King says he halted all campaign advertising during Marshall's time of mourning.
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