King says he will seek 2010 re-election

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King says he will run for re-election in 2010.

King says he has received lots of encouragement to consider the governor's race.

But he says he has more work to do as attorney general to keep a promise he made when he got that job in 2004.

That promise was to make Alabama a safer place to live.

King made his announcement Thursday evening in Birmingham while speaking to a Republican group.

King's announcement comes two days after news reports that a federal grand jury had questioned some of his former employees.

King says that has no effect on his resolve to win another term as attorney general.

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