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Davis to reveal plans Friday for governor’s race

U.S. Rep. Artur Davis has scheduled events Friday in Birmingham and Montgomery to discuss his interest in running for governor of Alabama in 2010.

A spokeswoman for the Democratic congressman says he will speak at noon Friday at the Harbert Center in Birmingham and then at 5 p.m. at the state Department of Archives and History in Montgomery.

Birmingham is in Davis’ congressional district and Montgomery is his hometown.

Davis told reporters in December that he expected to run for governor, but that he would save a formal announcement until early February.

Also considering a Democratic race for governor in 2010 are Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. and state Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks.