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Vote 2009: Patrick Cooper enters mayoral race

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The runner-up has returned for a rematch, of sorts.

Patrick CooperAttorney Patrick Cooper, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Birmingham in 2007, announced his run today. This makes him the first candidate to announce for the race to fill the spot vacated by convicted former mayor Larry Langford.

Cooper finished in second place last time, earning 29.5 percent of the vote.

Video: Cooper announces his candidacy and platform

Cooper promised to hire more police officers, citing a shortage of 200. He also wants to fund pre-kindergarten programs, and put people to work with public works programs.

His previous campaign site, CooperForMayor.com, has gone dormant, while his Facebook campaign page has not been updated, save for supporters’ comments.

Update: His new campaign Web site, CooperForBirmingham.com, has launched.

The election takes place Dec. 8.

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