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Monday, July 6, 2009

Price decides against running for governor


Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price is the latest Democrat to say he is not running for governor in 2010, according to The Associated Press.
Price recently said that members of the Alabama Democratic Conference, the black wing of the state Democratic Party, had approached him and encouraged him to run. Those members included Joe Reed, head of the ADC, a vice chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party, and a top official with the Alabama Education Association.
Price told The Associated Press he has been a judge for 26 years and wants to continue in that role. The well-known judge received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 1997. County officials recently named the Montgomery County courthouse for Price.
The current Democratic candidates for governor include U.S. Rep. Artur Davis and Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks. Six Republicans have announced they are running.
Democratic officials have approached several people including Price, state Sen. Roger Bedford and Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb about running. They have all decided to remain in their current positions.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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