Barkley serious about running for Alabama governor

Updated: September 6, 2006, 5:33 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Charles Barkley insists he's serious about running for governor of Alabama, but he's got to move back there first.

“ They don't let many black people in the governor's mansion in Alabama, unless they're cleaning. ”

— Charles Barkley

"I can't run until 2014," he said. "I have to live there for seven years, so I'm looking for a house there as we speak."

And he said he is an independent, not a Democrat as previously ...

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