According to Shreveport's Melvin Slack, Melvin Slack's days in politics are not over. The local evangelist has announced he's running for governor of Louisiana.

Slack, a candidate in Shreveport's recent mayoral election, received about one percent of the primary vote.

As in his mayoral campaign, Slack says he'll push for legalization of marijuana, both medical and recreational. Slack says his other priorities are increasing the state's minimum wage to ten dollars an hour and improving highways and roads.

Slack was at the center of controversy during his mayoral run after being arrested on charges of hit and run and marijuana possession. He later pleaded guilty to one count of possession. He also came under criticism from local veterans groups who claimed he had embellished his military record.