Roy Moore…

From the AJC…

Ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announced his candidacy for governor Monday, likely setting up a showdown with Republican incumbent Bob Riley and turning Moore’s Ten Commandments fight into a political campaign issue.

Moore made the announcement in Gadsden, where he first gained national recognition as a circuit judge fighting to keep a homemade plaque of the Ten Commandments displayed in his courtroom.
Riley is planning a 61st birthday celebration Saturday in Birmingham, where supporters expect him to kick off his campaign for re-election.

Two Democrats, Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley and former Gov. Don Siegelman, are already running. The Republican and Democratic primaries are June 6, 2006.


  1. Romegaguy says:

    I was just about to comment on Judge Moore in the little Ralphie story… I was kinda hoping Guy Hunt would get back in just so I could see those homemade ads he had last election. They were sooooo bad they were actually funny. I may have to check and see what Alabama tv stations are on the net just to watch the ads ran during the news next summer.

  2. Romegaguy says:

    I think so…. The Shah of Iran was still the Shah even after forced to leave the country. Very similar.

  3. GAWire says:

    FYI, that title is a lifelong one, and can be used until death or until a larger title is acheive.

    One interesting question will be whether or not he will use that title in campaigning, such as on signs, logo, website, etc. Many people have questioned such tactics when former judges run for offices and use that title. It depends on the state, but most states have no requirements against using one title when running for another office, but I think it is an interesting debate.

    Anyways, I am going to be in B’ham Saturday on bidness so maybe I will stop by this little event and report back next week . . .

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