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Alabama senator considers run for governor

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Democratic state Senator Billy Beasley of Clayton is considering running for governor.  The four-term legislator says his campaign platform would include repealing Alabama's new private school tax credits and holding a statewide referendum on legalizing a state lottery.

Beasley says he's assessing support and will make a decision soon.  The deadline for Democrats and Republicans to sign up is February 7.  One Democrat is running so far, Fayette businessman Kevin Bass.  On the Republican side, Governor Robert Bentley is seeking re-election and has primary opposition from former Morgan County Commissioner, Stacy George

The party primaries are June 3rd.

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