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Davis apologizes to Pitts and Lee



With Freddie Pitts and Wilbert Lee at his side, Jim Davis apologized for his 1990 vote to deny compensation to the wrongfully convicted men.

"I made a mistake," Davis said during a 1 p.m. news conference at the Carrie Meek center in Miami. "If you’re looking for the perfect candidate, it’s not me.” Davis asked Pitts and Lee for forgiveness and said he would advance issues facing the black community. "I will listen. I will learn. I am stronger for this experience," Davis said.

Said Lee: "It takes a good person to stand up and admit he made a mistake."

Story here.

UPDATE: Davis campaign posted audio from the news conference here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:45pm]


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