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Artur Davis to quit politics, will return to law practice
By Ala. congressman blames Tuesday loss on failure to attract black voters
Birmingham, AL – - Alabama Congressman Artur Davis says he's through
with politics after losing his bid to become Alabama's first black
governor, and he has no interest in an appointed government job,
including the U.S. attorney's post in his hometown of Montgomery.
President Barack Obama has not yet filled the top prosecutorial
spot in Montgomery. Some had wondered if he was keeping it open for
his 2008 Alabama campaign chairman in case he lost Tuesday's
Democratic primary for governor.
Davis says he's never expressed any interest in the job and he
hopes Montgomery attorney George Beck gets approved for the post.
Davis says he intends to return to practicing law, which he did
before his election to Congress in 2002.