Davis at Odds with State Chairman

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A congressman seeking to be Alabama's first black governor has run into an early obstacle, the leader of the black wing of the Alabama Democratic Party.

Rep. Artur Davis says Alabama Democratic Conference chairman Joe Reed believes a public official's race matters more than his capacity for independent judgment.

Davis, in a statement Monday, said Reed also believes a black officeholder must follow a certain racial path or be inauthentic.

The ADC chairman recently blasted Davis for being the only member of the Congressional Black Caucus who voted against the federal health care legislation.

Reed said Davis is looking out for his political interests, rather than his constituents.


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  • by Jennifer Location: Meridian on Dec 7, 2009 at 03:36 PM
    Isn't that just typical? Many black power-holders are all about the race, rather than competence in the job. Don't believe me? Just look around town. Any place with a black manager will be staffed with blacks, with little regard to how well they can do the actual job.
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