Candidates coming forward to fill Bachus' seat


Possible U.S. House candidates are coming forward following Representative Spencer Bachus' decision against seeking re-election for Alabama's 6th District congressional seat.Republican state Senator Slade Blackwell says he is considering the opportunity to run for the position, and his final decision will be based on his family.Walker County minister Stan Cooke says people are encouraging him to switch from the GOP lieutenant governor's race to a House campaign.State Senator Cam Ward tweets that he's got big decisions ahead of him, and he's thankful for calls from supporters.Bachus announced Monday he will not seek re-election next year after serving 11 terms in the House. Bachus represents central Alabama and much of metro Birmingham.