Cobb will not run for governor
The Democrat sent out an earlier statement saying she had been encouraged by some people to run for governor and by others to remain the head of the state's judicial system. She is the only Democrat on the nine-member Supreme Court.
Some power players in the Alabama Democratic Party have approached Cobb, state Sen. Roger Bedford, Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price and other Democrats because of their apparent discontent with the current candidates, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis and Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks.
Those Democrats, including top officials with the Alabama Education Association, started talking to other prospective candidates after Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. said he would run for reelection and not for governor.
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-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen