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Tue June 16, 2009
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Democrat Artur Davis Announces New Support in His Bid for Governor

MONTGOMERY, Ala. –
(AP) - One of Alabama's biggest campaign contributors and best-known plaintiff lawyers, former Lt. Gov. Jere Beasley, has agreed to be chairman of U.S. Rep. Artur Davis' Democratic campaign for governor.
Beasley announced his position in a conference call arranged
Monday by Davis' campaign.
Beasley called Davis "the ideal candidate for the time."
Davis faces state Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks in the
Democratic primary next June. Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb is also
considering entering the Democratic primary.