Governor's Race-Siegelman

Don Siegelman
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Former Governor Don Siegelman says he won't drop out of the race for governor even if his federal trial on racketeering and conspiracy charges isn't completed before the June 6th primary elections.

Siegelman acknowledged that he's having trouble raising money in his race for the Democratic nomination for governor because of the indictment.

But he predicted that he would --quote-- "raise more money than anyone has ever raised in a governor's race" once he's cleared of
the federal charges.

Siegelman, former HealthSouth C-E-O Richard Scrushy and two members of the former governor's Cabinet have been charged in a
government corruption indictment.

Siegelman has asked for an early trial date, so that his case can be wrapped up before the primary.

U-S- District Judge Mark Fuller has said the trial could begin as early as March.