MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. says he will run for re-election next year.
Folsom said Wednesday he has received a good deal of encouragement to make a Democratic campaign for governor but he has decided to seek re-election instead.
Folsom said he's optimistic about what can be accomplished in the state Senate and wants to continue his role as the Senate's presiding officer.
Immediately after hearing of Folsom's decision not to compete against him in the governor's race, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis (D- Bham) issued the following statement: