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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- House Speaker Jim Tucker is running forsecretary of state in the October election.

Tucker is a Republican from Algiers who is term-limited from hisHouse seat. He is scheduled to announce his candidacy Monday to thePress Club of Baton Rouge, according to a news release from hiscampaign media adviser.

By getting into the Oct. 22 primary, Tucker will be taking ontwo other Republicans: current officeholder Tom Schedler from St.Tammany Parish and state Rep. Walker Hines of New Orleans.

Also previously announced to be running is Democrat CarolineFayard, who lost her bid in the lieutenant governor's race lastyear, though Fayard has since filed campaign documents only showingshe is seeking a statewide post, but not declaring which one.

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