Black leader says Davis can't win in November

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The chairman of the state's oldest black political organization says U.S. Rep. Artur Davis can't win the governor's race in November because the black congressman has rejected black voters in the Democratic primary.

Davis has refused to appear before the three major black political organizations in the state to seek their endorsements. The Alabama News South Coalition has already endorsed his opponent, Ron Sparks, for the Democratic primary June 1.

Reed's organization, the Alabama Democratic Conference, decides on Saturday. Reed said Wednesday an endorsement of Sparks is not automatic, but Davis definitely won't get it because he's not asking for it. Davis has said black voters don't need the organizations to tell them how to vote and that he won the congressional seat despite their opposition.

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