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Woods Enters Republican Race for Congressional Seat

By Associated Press

Montgomery, AL – Montgomery businessman David Woods has kicked off his race for the Republican nomination for the 2nd Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring GOP Congressman Terry Everett of Rehobeth.

Woods, the owner of WCOV television station, said he wants to use his background in the communications industry as a stepping stone to serving in Congress.

The 50-year-old native of Dothan is the son of the late Dothan businessman, Charles Woods, who ran for governor and lieutenant governor. Woods describes himself as a social conservative.

He joins a crowded field seeking the GOP nomination. In addition to Woods, other Republican candidates include state Senator Harri Anne Smith of Slocumb; state Representative Jay Love of Montgomery; state Representative David Grimes of Montgomery; Dothan oral surgeon Craig Scmidtke; and Dothan businessman John Martin.

Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright is the only announced candidate seeking the Democratic Party nomination.

The 2nd District stretches from Dothan to the cities of Prattville and Wetumpka north of Montgomery.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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