Former Ala. Rep. Mancuso may run for lt. governor

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DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Former state Rep. Angelo Mancuso of Courtland says he's considering running for lieutenant governor as a Democrat.

Mancuso told the Decatur Daily (http://bit.ly/1b6vIAB ) he began considering returning to politics because of the announcement of the closing of the International Paper mill in Courtland. He says the state needs to do more to keep existing businesses.

Mancuso is a physician who served in the Alabama House as a Democrat from 1998 to 2002. He ran for the state Senate in 2006 and lost. Then he ran as a Republican for Congress in 2008 and lost. Mancuso says if he runs again, it won't be as a Republican because the party is following a national agenda rather than considering what's best for Alabama.

Republican Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey is seeking re-election.

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Information from: The Decatur Daily, http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/index.shtml



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