Country Singer Enters Lieutenant Governor Race

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Country singer Sammy Kershaw officially entered the race for lieutenant governor of Louisiana on Wednesday, challenging incumbent Mitch Landrieu.

Kershaw, a Republican, said he would prove wrong critics who have accused him of running for public office to get attention for his music career.

Kershaw married country singer Lorrie Morgan in 2001.

Earlier this year, Kershaw filed for bankruptcy, listing his creditors as the Internal Revenue Service, banks, lawyers and others.

Kershaw's hits include "She Don't Know She's Beautiful," "Third Rate Romance" and "Queen of My Double Wide Trailer."

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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