Chief Justice being urged to seek Gov. office

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The lone Democrat on the Alabama Supreme Court, Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, is among the Democrats being encouraged to consider next year's race for governor.

Her name began to surface this week, with speculation popping up on political Web sites.

If Cobb were to decide to run, it would shake up not only the 2010 race for governor; it would bring change to Alabama's highest court because she would have to resign as chief justice to run for governor.

When asked by The Associated Press on Thursday if she is considering running, she said she would have no comment.

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