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GOP Sen. Hank Erwin enters Lt. Gov. race

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) -The two-term senator announced his candidacy Sunday in Pelham.

The 60-year-old Erwin is the first Republican to announce for
next year's lieutenant governor election.

Democratic incumbent Jim Folsom Jr. is seeking re-election and remains unopposed for his party's nomination.

Erwin described himself as a senator who has pushed for
restrictions on abortion and fought new taxes and gun control.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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