Moore won't run for Senate

By Bobby Harrison
Daily Journal Jackson Bureau

JACKSON — Mike Moore, viewed by many Mississippi Democrats as their best hope to capture a U.S. Senate seat held since 1989 by a Republican, said Thursday afternoon he would not be a candidate for the post.

Moore, who served four terms as state attorney general, had said earlier he was considering running for the Senate seat that is being vacated by Republican Trent Lott. Moore stepped down as attorney general four years ago and is now in private law practice in Jackson.

“The polls show I could win; and I would have the money I needed to win the race,” Moore said. “It all just came down to whether it was best for me and my family.

“The truth is, I made my decision four years ago, and it has been a good one for my family and me.”

Moore said he believes he can continue to make a difference in private law practice and while serving on various boards and commissions.

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