Sen. Ward won't seek Alabama's 6th District | News
ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) - Republican state Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster says he will seek re-election to the Legislature rather than running for the 6th Congressional District.
Ward was one of several Alabama politicians who said he was considering the 6th District race after Republican incumbent Spencer Bachus of Birmingham announced Monday that he would not seek re-election next year. Ward said Wednesday he was honored by the support he received, but now is not the time to go to Washington.
Ward said he likes to get things done for his constituents and serving in a "dysfunctional Congress" that can't keep government operating is not the best place for someone like him. He also said serving in Washington would take him away from his wife and daughter.
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