Siegelman Takes Next Step

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Former Alabama governor, Don Siegelman, says he plans to file preliminary campaign papers with the secretary of state Tuesday.

Siegelman says he will file papers for the Siegelman 2006 Exploratory Committee. The papers don't commit Siegelman to running, but he says he's leaning that way.

Siegelman says his decision on whether to run won't be influenced by a long-running federal and state investigation of his administration.

The investigation is nearing its sixth anniversary. Siegelman and his lawyers say enough is enough and it's time for the probe to end.