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Ala candidate: Jerry Springer gig won't hurt bid

Verna Jackson Hammons is running for mayor in Cullman. Verna Jackson Hammons is running for mayor in Cullman.
CULLMAN, AL (AP) -

An Alabama mayoral candidate says she isn't worried that an appearance on the Jerry Springer show a decade ago will hurt her campaign.

Verna Jackson Hammons is running for mayor in Cullman. Ten years ago, she went on Springer's syndicated TV show with her lover and his wife and got into a fight with the woman.

Hammons says she was with the man about a year before they split up, and then she moved to Cullman. She now runs a barber and automobile detailing shop in the north Alabama city.

Hammons says she's in the four-person mayoral race to win. She says she's running because she wants to help the people of Cullman.

The Cullman Times first reported Hammons' appearance on the show, which she discussed with WBRC-TV.

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