CALGARY — Alberta’s deputy premier says he’s considering running for the province’s top job.
Doug Horner has told reporters he’s weighing his options on whether to enter the race to replace Premier Ed Stelmach.
Horner says he has not had a chance to sit down with his family and his supporters to hash out the pros and cons, but once he does he’ll make a decision.
Horner is among a number of Progressive Conservatives rumoured to be mulling over a shot at the leadership race, which has yet to be called.
Stelmach announced Tuesday he will not run in the next election, which must be held by March 2013.
He was facing a divisive split in caucus over whether to slash spending in the next budget to avoid a deficit.