Rep. Artur Davis Loses Bid In Alabama Primary Elections, Black Governor Dreams Shattered

June 2nd, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
69Montgomery, June 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems the Black Governor dreams are shattered into pieces and there is no means by which one can put them back together. Alabama voters have rejected the coalition bid for Rep. Artur Davis. Reportedly, Rep. Artur Davis happens to be the first African American to run for the governor position in the state of Alabama.

It has come to hearing that the bypass of the endorsement process by Artur Davis have left the Alabama New South Coalition and Alabama Democratic Conference members unhappy. As a matter of fact these are the groups who had been backing the opponent Ron Sparks who happens to a white opponent and a favorite to more than half of the Democratic voters in the primary election. Now with all scores nearly settled Ron Sparks shall have to battle it out against the Republican primary winner where three big heads are competing for the seat. They are namely Bradley Byrne; the Ex Community College Chancellor, Robert Bentley; the physician and the developer from Greenville Tim James. In due course of the election if none of the contestants receives 50 percent of vote then there shall be a run off on July 13 where two top finishers will clash against each other.

Prior to this, Artur Davis casted his vote against the health care plan of President Barack Obama. This was the only negative vote from the Congressional Black Caucus. Ron Sparks took out Artur Davis by a margin of 63 percent against 37 percent. The victory was unexpected for Ron Sparks himself who had plans to take his name off a couple of months back as he wished to run for Congress.

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