Alabama State Senator Beasley says he is going to run for re-election instead of running for Governor.
Beasley says it was a difficult decision, but says he has on obligation to the people in his Legislative District.
He had considered a bid for Governor on a platform of expanding Alabama’s Medicaid program.
In the past, Beasley criticized Governor Robert Bentley’s decision not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
He says he hopes a Democrat steps up to challenge Bentley.