Credit Alabama Policy I?nstituteThe co-founder and former president of the Alabama Policy Institute, Gary Palmer of Birmingham, has decided to go from advising politicians to being a politician.Edit | Remove
The co-founder and former president of the Alabama Policy Institute, Gary Palmer of Birmingham, has decided to go from advising politicians to being a politician.
Republican state Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster and Republican Rep. Jack Williams of Vestavia Hills say they will seek re-election to the Legislature rather than running for the 6th Congressional District.
Ward and Williams were among several Alabama politicians who said they were considering the 6th District race after Republican incumbent Spencer Bachus of Birmingham announced Monday that he would not seek re-election next year.
Ward and Williams said Wednesday they were honored by the encouragement they received, but now is not the time to go to Washington.
Possible U.S. House candidates are coming forward following Rep. Spencer Bachus' decision against seeking re-election for Alabama's 6th District congressional seat.
Republican state Sen. Slade Blackwell of Mountain Brooks says he is considering the opportunity to run for the position, and his final decision will be based on his family.
Walker County minister Stan Cooke says people are encouraging him to switch from the GOP lieutenant governor's race to a House campaign. But he is leaning toward staying with the lieutenant governor's campaign.