Folsom Opts Out of Alabama Governor’s Race
Term-limits prevent Republican Gov. Bob Riley from seeking re-election in 2010 and Davis has been actively campaigning for the open seat. Folsom was widely viewed as a major primary threat for Davis, but Folsom has instead decided to seek re-election to his current position.
“He will be a valued part of the Democratic ticket as Lieutenant Governor and if both of us are successful in 2010, he will be invited to be a genuine partner in my efforts to revive Alabama’s economy,” Davis said in a statement Wednesday .