Tomorrow’s filing deadline for political candidates is prompting several Democrats to announce their intentions. House minority leader Craig Ford of Gadsden says he’ll run for re-election rather than seeking higher office. He had been considering a run for Governor or Lieutenant Governor but says he can do more from the state legislature.
Meanwhile, Florence Democrat Tammy Irons says she will NOT be seeking re-election. The Republican majority redrew her district significantly. She says her expanded district could mean she’d have less time with her family and law practice.