Davis Not Discouraged by Obama's Alabama Vote

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Alabama Democratic Cong. Artur Davis might need a microscope if he's looking at Tuesday's presidential results for evidence that Alabama is ready to elect a black Democrat for governor.

Obama took just 39 percent of the vote in Alabama. And in a state that is about 70 percent white, an Associated Press exit poll found that just one in 10 whites supported Obama.

But Davis insists he's not reading too much into Barack Obama's poor showing in the state, where Davis served as his campaign head.

Davis said the presidential results aren't necessarily comparable to his potential 2010 gubernatorial bid.


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  • by Martin on Nov 7, 2008 at 02:30 PM
    It's not about race. It's about numbers. I can see why someone would ask Cong. Davis about it. He would be running for governor of Alabama and this is how Alabama voted. As you can tell if bothered to pay attention, Cong. Davis was not bothered by the question. There is science and math to politics. he would not be as smart as he is if he didn't consider all of that before investing his time, money and reputation in a political run.
  • by MICHELLE Location: ALABAMA on Nov 7, 2008 at 01:48 PM
    I SURE WISH YOU PEOPLE WOULD GET OFF PEOPLE SKIN COLOR IT DON'T MATTER WHAT COLOR U R LONG AS U R DOING UR JOB RIGHT. THIS IS 08' NOT 1908 THESE DAYS IF GOT A PROBLEM WITH US WE WILL HANDLE U .
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