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.