Bobby Bright, the recently defeated Democratic Congressman and former Montgomery mayor, has emerged as a candidate to replace Leura Canary as U.S. Attorney in the Middle District, the Political Parlor has learned. The White House is still considering Montgomery attorney George Beck as a potential successor, according to Alabamians familiar with the process, but in the words of one, “DOJ is currently vetting Bright as an alternative to Beck. He is definitely under consideration pending a full vetting.”
Beck, an attorney for Capell & Howard, was endorsed for the position by the state Democratic Party earlier this month.
Two years into Obama’s administration, Canary is one of the few appointees from the Bush administration still serving as U.S. Attorney.