Cong. Artur Davis, who represents Alabama's seventh congressional district, will not challenge Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions in 2008, according to his spokesman.
But Corey Ealons said the three-term Democrat from Birmingham said he likely will seek statewide office in 2010, possibly in a bid for governor or for the Senate seat held by Republican Richard Shelby.
The 39-year-old Davis said last year he was considering a run against Sessions, who is now in his second six-year Senate term.
Ealons said Davis decided not to seek the Senate seat after being named to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. He also determined that raising the nearly $10 million necessary for an effective campaign would eat up most of his time.