Now AP reports:
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Longtime district attorney Steve Marshall has been appointed as Alabama attorney general.
Gov. Robert Bentley announced the appointment Friday. It came a day after Bentley named former AG Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate seat that Jeff Sessions left to become U.S. attorney general.
Bentley in a statement said Marshall is a "well-respected district attorney with impeccable credentials and strong conservative values."Marshall has been a Marshall County district attorney since 2001.