Alabama Judge Running For Governor

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore announces he will run for Alabama governor in 2006, on Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, in Gadsden, Ala.
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The man who lost his job as Alabama chief justice in a Ten Commandments controversy is running for governor.

Roy Moore became a hero to the Christian right when he refused to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the courthouse.

He announced today that he'll run for governor next year.

That could set up a showdown with fellow Republican Bob Riley, the incumbent governor. And it could make the Ten Commandments dispute a central campaign issue.

Two Democrats, Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley and former Governor Don Siegelman, are already running.

Moore took his appeals in the Ten Commandments case all the way to the Supreme Court, losing at every level. Since then, he's been traveling the country, speaking to church and conservative groups.