The Leeds native and former Auburn University and NBA basketball star has teased for years about pursuing the state's highest office, but he told about 900 public school board members from across the Southeast that he's moving toward a decision on the matter.H/T: A Bama Blog
"Alabama, that's my home. I'm thinking about running for governor; they need the help," Barkley said as the crowd laughed. "If it wasn't for Arkansas and Mississippi, we'd be dead last in everything. I think we can do better."
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Barkley for Governor in 2010?
DESTIN, Fla. - Charles Barkley, declaring himself a Democrat, said Tuesday he is seriously considering a run for governor of Alabama, maybe as early as 2010.