Zeigler Considering Governor Run

The state auditor is a frequent critic of Robert Bentley.

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Zach C. Cohen
March 13, 2017, 11:12 a.m.

“State Aud­it­or Jim Zei­gler (R) … is openly con­tem­plat­ing a run for Gov­ernor in 2018. Zei­gler said however that he has not made that de­cision yet and in­stead is still try­ing to gauge the amount of sup­port that he has for a run for the of­fice.

Zei­gler: “Wheth­er I will run for gov­ernor or re-elec­tion as aud­it­or de­pends partly on the people’s re­sponse to the new book.”

“Zei­gler has un­til Feb­ru­ary 9, 2018 to de­cide, that be­ing the dead­line to file qual­i­fy­ing pa­pers with the state Re­pub­lic­an Party.”

He also “has re­leased a new book ‘The Mak­ing of the People’s Gov­ernor 2018’ … Zei­gler has been an out­spoken crit­ic of” Gov. Robert Bent­ley (R) and in the book “chas­tises oth­er gubernat­ori­al can­did­ates for fail­ing to speak out.” (Alabama Polit­ic­al Re­port­er)


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