BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Birmingham attorney Luther Strange has decided to challenge Alabama Attorney General Troy King in 2010.
Strange announced Wednesday that he will seek the Republican nomination against King, who was appointed to the post in 2004, elected in 2006 and already announced he will run for re-election next year. Strange lost the lieutenant governor's election in 2006 by one percentage point.
Strange took a shot at King in his statement.
"Unfortunately, ethical lapses, impropriety and incompetence have plagued the office throughout the last five years," Strange said.
"The respect that the office earned under the leadership of our former attorneys general, Sen. Jeff Sessions and Judge Bill Pryor, has sadly declined. Alabamians can only restore integrity to the Office of Attorney General with a change in leadership."
Strange, who has been an attorney for 30 years, worked on Pryor's campaigns.
"Together we worked to establish the Republican Attorneys General Association, an organization that has been instrumental in the fight against lawsuit abuse," Strange said.
He earned his law degree from Tulane University.
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