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(The Huffington Post) –Rep. Artur Davis’ stunningly lopsided loss in the Alabama gubernatorial primary has been attributed, in large part, to his unwillingness to court the Democratic base and, in particular, black voters, who seemed completely un-enthused by the notion of electing the state’s first African-American governor. The strains between Davis and the black community, indeed, ran far deeper than conventional wisdom ever held. So much so that Roland Martin, a prominent CNN analyst, syndicated columnist and television talk show host felt compelled to email the Huffington Post a withering critique of the Alabama Democrat for ducking African-American media.
(TheLoop21) — Most of us will never get the chance to write our own obituaries but this remains one of the few perks of candidates whose political careers are officially dead. As pundits conduct the equivalent of an autopsy after a loss (i.e. “We all know that campaign is dead, now let’s decide what killed it”) the candidate usually goes around trying to “set the record straight,” which is code for: blame everybody else for his/her defeat. To his credit, Congressman Artur Davis has not done this, going to great lengths during our recent interview to take responsibility for his dramatic loss in last week’s Alabama gubernatorial primary.
(The Washington Post) — Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) declared his political career at an end a day after his decisive primary defeat in the contest to become Alabama’s governor. “I have no interest in running for political office again,” Davis told The Birmingham News Wednesday. “The voters spoke in a very decisive way across every sector and in every section of the state. A candidate that fails across-the-board like that obviously needs to find something else productive to do with his life.”
Rep. Artur Davis, who had his eyes set on becoming Alabama’s next black governor, was dealt a stiff blow Tuesday night, as he officially lost his bid in the Democratic primaries.
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(News One) — A well-funded black congressman has a shot at becoming the first African-American to win the Democratic nomination for governor of Alabama, even without the backing of the state’s traditional civil rights organizations. But a victory for Rep. Artur Davis in Tuesday’s primary may be a short-lived milestone. In a state that has gone Republican in five of the last six votes for governor, GOP candidates may draw more voters and are jostling for attention, particularly Tim James. The son of a two-term governor, James has aired blunt ads against illegal immigrants that set off fierce Internet debate and gave new momentum to his campaign.
(AP) — A congressman trying to become Alabama’s first black governor said Wednesday he won’t participate in the endorsement screenings for three predominantly black political groups, a move viewed by black leaders as a costly snub. U.S. Rep. Artur Davis of Birmingham said black voters need no permission from the political organizations and no sample ballots to decide who to support for governor.