Wife of Alabama Lt. Governor candidate injured in gun accident

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The wife of Alabama’s Republican nominee for lieutenant governor has been hurt in a gun accident.
    
State Rep. Will Ainsworth of Guntersville tweeted that his wife Kendall was injured Tuesday afternoon in an accident involving a gun. He said the injury didn’t appear serious, but she was on her way to a hospital in Huntsville.
    
A later statement from Ainsworth’s campaign says Kendall Ainsworth was injured while shooting skeet with her family. It says Ainsworth is leaving the campaign trail for a few days to care for her.
    
The statement says the wound required staples, but it doesn’t say how the woman was injured. A campaign aide didn’t immediately return a text message Wednesday seeking details.
    
Ainsworth is running against Democratic minister Will Boyd in next Tuesday’s election.

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