Davis Backing Off Comments That He'll Run for Tennessee Governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Congressman Lincoln Davis is backing off earlier comments that he definitely plans to run for governor in 2010.

Davis, a Democrat from Pall Mall, had told the Chattanooga Times Free Press over the weekend that he had made up his mind to run for governor.

But in a statement released today, Davis said the race is still years away and that his "immediate focus will be on working every day for the people of the 4th District."

Davis said he remains interested in running for governor, but will wait to make a decision later.

Davis was elected to represent a rural, conservative district that cuts across Tennessee from Kentucky to Alabama in 2002.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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