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Analysis: Artur Davis Lost His Bid to Become Alabama’s First Black Governor by Disrespecting African American Voters
*The pundits and the pollsters had all predicted that the race would be close. In fact, one late poll actually showed Congressman Artur Davis succeeding in his bid to become Alabama’s first African American governor. Instead, he lost – badly. Last week, white State Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks won all the state’s predominantly white voting … Continue reading Analysis: Artur Davis Lost His Bid to Become Alabama’s First Black Governor by Disrespecting African American Voters
*Representative Artur Davis of Alabama, who sidestepped the state’s black political leadership in hopes of building a diverse coalition of voters in his campaign for governor, was rejected on Tuesday by Democratic primary voters, with the state agriculture commissioner, Ron Sparks, seizing a decisive victory. Sparks, who is white, won endorsements from the state’s four … Continue reading Black Alabama Congressman Tries Obama Tactic; Still Loses Bid for Governor
*Representative Artur Davis is in an uphill battle to become the first African American governor of the traditionally conservative, if not racist, state of Alabama. Thus, in an apparent bid to gain favor with white conservatives, last week he joined forces with 33 other mostly Southern Democrats who voted against President Obama’s health care reform … Continue reading Did Black Alabama Governor Candidate Hurt Himself by Opposing Obama on Health Care?
*Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala., a Congressional Black Congress member and gubernatorial candidate, has long been a staunch opponent of President Barack Obama’s transcendent health insurance reform, which will increase Americans’ access to health care, reports Afro.com. One day after the bill’s passage in the House, Davis released a statement slamming the president’s health care reform … Continue reading Black Alabama Democrat Voted ‘No’ on Health Care Bill