- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Mobile attorney Jim Zeigler is making another run for state auditor.

Zeigler announced Friday that he was entering the Republican primary. Zeigler ran for state auditor in 2002. He led the four candidates in the Republican primary, but he lost the Republican runoff to eventual winner Beth Chapman. Zeigler says he’s running again because he wants to be “a strong monitor against wasteful government spending.”

Zeigler served on the state Public Service Commission early in his career. Then he ran unsuccessful races for PSC president, state Supreme Court, state treasurer and state Court of Civil Appeals. He ran so close in some of those races that he got the nickname “Mr. 49 Percent.”

Zeigler joins Adam Thompson, Ray Bryan and Hobbie Sealy in the Republican primary for state auditor on June 3.

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