Sparks may run for House seat

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks says he's still running for governor, but he's not ruling out making a Democratic bid for Congress in the 5th District.

Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Sparks said he's worried about the future of the north Alabama district now that Rep. Parker Griffith has left the majority Democratic Party to become a Republican.

Sparks said he's gotten some calls from members of Congress discussing a possible House campaign in the district. But for now, he's still running for governor.

Sparks and Congressman Artur Davis are both seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. Sparks said he will be talking with lots of people in coming days and weeks before making a final decision.

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