Most Active Stories
- Saudi Airstrikes Raise Doubts Abroad, Spark Patriotic Fervor At Home
- "Spice" patients increasing, Test confirms marijuana brownies, Battle of Selma re-enactment
- Why Don't Ants Need A Leader?
- Lear denies allegations, The Great Invisible and new Little Lagoon Bridge
- Bentley on state budget, Alabama Nature Conservancy and new round of BP recovery funding
Mon January 26, 2004
Hammett to Consider Governor's Race
By Alabama Public Radio
Andalusia, AL – Alabama House Speaker Seth Hammett says he plans to make a decision later this year on running for governor in 2006. He says he has received encouragement to run for the Democratic nomination. Hammett will conduct polls and focus groups to determine his chances of winning a statewide race. Before making a decision, Hammett says he will also consider several factors, including whether he can raise the approximate ten to twelve million dollars it would cost to run a competitive governor's race. If he decides to skip the governor's race, Hammett says he will run for re-election to his Alabama House seat in 2006 and seek a third term as speaker. The 57-year-old Andalusia banker is a 25-year veteran of the Alabama House.