Ala. secretary of state eyes lieutenant governor

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Secretary of State Beth Chapman says she's seriously considering running for lieutenant governor in 2010.

Chapman says she will make a decision by June 1 on whether to enter the Republican race. If she doesn't, she says she will seek a second term as secretary of state.

The former chairman of the political science department at the University of Alabama, William Stewart, says Chapman would be a formidable candidate because of her experience in state government and her excellent speaking ability.

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