Alabama Could Have Its First Black Governor

June 1, 2010  |  

It’s politics time again, and three states will be holding their primaries Tuesday: Alabama, Mississippi, and New Mexico. In particular, Alabama could make history if four-term congressman Rep. Artur Davis wins the primaries.

If he goes further and is elected in November, he would make history once more, becoming Alabama’s first black governor.

CNN reports:

Rep. Artur Davis faces off against Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks in Alabama’s Democratic gubernatorial contest…

Seven candidates are vying to be the GOP gubernatorial nominee. Among the leading contenders are former state community college system chancellor Bradley Byrne, former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore and real estate developer Tim James. The son of two-term Gov. Fob James has created a buzz with his tough ads and speeches against illegal immigrants…

The GOP primary in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District is capturing national attention. Rep. Parker Griffith made national headlines late last year by switching his party affiliation from the Democrats to the GOP. But he now faces primary challenges from two fellow Republicans, who label him a flip flopper for his party swap.

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