By Matt Dischinger
Assistant State & Local Editor
The Auburn Plainsman
October 13, 2005
It’s October 2005, and the gubernatorial race is already heating up. Several candidates have declared eligibility, and there could be more to come.
So far, there have been five major candidates announced for the 2006 election.
The two Republican candidates are incumbent Gov. Bob Riley and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.
The Democrats running include Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley and former Gov. Don Siegelman. Loretta Nall, who is seeking the nomination of the Libertarian Party of Alabama, has also announced her candidacy.
With two viable candidates in each major party, there could be two tight primaries in July 2006.
The Republican primary will pit the religious side of the GOP against the pro-business conservatives.