Black leader says Davis can't win in November

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Democratic candidate for governor Artur Davis says Joe Reed's criticism of him sounds like the same thing Reed was saying in 2008 when he opposed Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for president.

Reed, the chairman of the black Alabama Democratic Conference, said Wednesday Davis can't win the governor's race in November because the black congressman has rejected black voters in the Democratic primary.

Davis said Reed once stood for the proposition that race should not preclude anyone from holding office, but now he keeps going backward.

The Alabama Democratic Conference will announce its endorsements Saturday in Montgomery.

Davis' opponent, Ron Sparks, is seeking the endorsement.

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