Troy King running for Alabama Attorney General

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( — Former Alabama Attorney General Troy King is seeking election to his former office.

King has filed campaign committee paperwork with the Alabama Secretary of State, the first step in making a run for the AG's office. King joins a crowded Republican field that includes current AG Steve Marshall, former U.S. Attorney General Alice Martin and Birmingham attorney Chess Bedsole.

Democrat James Christie has also filed candidacy paperwork.

An Elba native, King was appointed to the AG post by then-Gov. Bob Riley in 2004 when William "Bill" Pryor resigned to accept a federal judgeship. King won the office outright in 2006 but was defeated in the GOP primary in 2010 by Luther Strange.

King is now in private practice in Montgomery.

The primary is June 2018.

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