Ron Sparks will stay in governor's race

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WBRC) - On Tuesday morning, the word leaked out that Ron Sparks would be staying in the governor's race. Sparks spoke later in Huntsville and confirmed that he has no intentions of leaving the race for governor.

It was last week when Congressman Parker Griffith surprised everyone and switched to the Republican Party. After that happened, Democrats in Washington encouraged Sparks to run for the seat left vacated by Griffith.

During the Tuesday morning news conference, Sparks said that dropping out of the governor's race was "just gossip."
Sparks is hoping voters get the message loud and clear that he has no plans to run for Congress and will focus on winning the governor's seat in Alabama. He says his commitment is and always has been to Alabama. "I've never told anybody that I was considered running for congress," says Sparks. "I never told anybody that I didn't want to run for governor. I've said all along that I'm in the governor's race and when these things start happening, I think the best thing to do is come out and tell the truth."