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June 1st, 2010
10:47 AM ET

Voters could make history in Alabama

Paul Steinhauser
CNN Deputy Political Director

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Three states - Alabama, Mississippi, and New Mexico - hold primaries Tuesday, and voters could make history in one of those states.

Rep. Artur Davis faces off against Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks in Alabama's Democratic gubernatorial contest. If the four-term congressman wins Tuesday's primary, he would become the state's first African-American Democratic nominee for governor. If Davis is elected in November, he would make history again, becoming Alabama's first black governor.

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