Blackwell A Possible Contender For Bachus Seat

Sep 30, 2013

Candidates are already emerging for Rep. Spencer Bachus' 6th Congressional District seat. Bachus announced Monday he will not seek re-election next year.

Possible U.S. House candidates are coming forward following Rep. Spencer Bachus' decision against seeking re-election for Alabama's 6th District congressional seat.

Republican state Sen. Slade Blackwell of Mountain Brooks says he is considering the opportunity to run for the position, and his final decision will be based on his family.

Walker County minister Stan Cooke says people are encouraging him to switch from the GOP lieutenant governor's race to a House campaign. But he is leaning toward staying with the lieutenant governor's campaign.

State Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster tweets that he's got big decisions ahead of him, and he's thankful for calls from supporters.

Bachus announced Monday he won't seek re-election next year after serving 11 terms in the House. Bachus represents central Alabama and much of metro Birmingham.