A Black Governor of Alabama?

An African-American winning George Wallace's old job? That's about as likely as the Democratic Party nominating a black man for president. From Congressional Quarterly: Rep. ...
by | June 23, 2008
 

An African-American winning George Wallace's old job? That's about as likely as the Democratic Party nominating a black man for president. From Congressional Quarterly:

Rep. Artur Davis is seriously considering a run for governor of Alabama in 2010.

In an interview with Congressional Quarterly Thursday, the third term Democrat from Birmingham said he has aspired for higher office for some time.

"I am very interested in running for governor of my state," Davis said. "I came to the House to serve a period of time and in part to seek for higher office."

If elected, Davis would be the first black governor of a state in the Deep South.

One correction for our federally focused friends at CQ: Davis would be the second black governor of a state in the Deep South. Davis and Barack Obama are, by the way, close friends, having first met at Harvard Law School.

Josh Goodman
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