Erwin eyeing Alabama lieutenant governor race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Republican state Sen. Hank Erwin of Montevallo is considering running for lieutenant governor and will make an announcement next weekend.

Erwin said Friday he will make a political announcement at 3 p.m. April 19 at the Pelham Civic Center Erwin says he's not announcing early what office he will seek.

But several other Republicans, including state Republican Party Chairman Mike Hubbard, say Erwin has discussed the lieutenant governor's race with them.

If Erwin runs, he would be the first Republican to announce.

The incumbent, Democrat Jim Folsom Jr., announced last week that he will run for a fourth term next year.

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