Segall announces Congressional run

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Josh Segall, the 2008 Democratic nominee for Alabama's 3rd Congressional district, is setting his sites on another run at the office. He announced Tuesday his plans to challenge incumbent Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) for his seat in 2010.

"It's time for a new direction," Segall said in a statement to the media. "I am a fiscal conservative who will work to create and attract 21st Century jobs to east Alabama so that hardworking people can get ahead."

Segall placed blame for the current economic hardships, at least partially, on Rep. Rogers' actions saying, "Alabama is suffering under irresponsible policies that bail out greedy executives who created this mess and leave hardworking Alabama families holding the bag. Rogers supported the Wall Street bailout, but did nothing for Main Street Alabama. He voted to send Alabama jobs overseas, when what we needed was a plan to create good jobs at home..."

Rogers' office responded to the news of Segall's plans to run with the following statement:

With East Alabama Families struggling in this recession now is not the time for politics. Congressman Rogers is focused on doing the job he was elected to do and is working hard to find ways to help strengthen our economy and help create jobs."

Segall took 46 percent of the vote against Rogers in the 2008 election.