Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is running for the U.S. Senate.
Moore made the announcement on the steps of the Alabama Capitol this afternoon.
Speculation has swirled that Moore might run for another office after being suspended from the bench.
Moore will run in what is expected to be a crowded GOP primary to fill the seat vacated by now U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
A judicial discipline panel suspended Moore from the bench in September after ruling that he urged state probate judges to defy federal court rulings that gays and lesbians have a fundamental right to marry.
The Alabama Supreme Court upheld his suspension.