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Attorney General Steve Marshall is officially running for re-election next year

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — Attorney General Steve Marshall is officially running for the office to which he was appointed.

Marshall filed paperwork on Thursday with the Alabama Secretary of State’s office to form his campaign organization, a press release from his campaign office said. He will officially kick off that campaign at an event on Lake Guntersville on June 12.

Marshall has made no secret of his interest in running for AG. He was appointed to the position in February by former Gov. Robert Bentley, taking over for Luther Strange, who Bentley appointed to the US Senate.

In his introductory press conference, Marshall called the AG’s office his “dream job” and made it clear that he planned to run for the office in 2018.

With only a few months on the job, Marshall has mostly flown under the radar. He recused from the investigation that brought down Bentley and has made only a few changes to the staff left behind by Strange.

His only significant was accepting the resignation of chief deputy AG Alice Martin, who left that role to rejoin the Examiner’s of Public Accounts. Martin is rumored to be exploring a run for AG against Marshall.

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Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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