The Waxman-Markey climate change legislation is too burdensome on the southeast United States, Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) said today.

"There are some regions and some places in the country where this bill is going to be frankly a net winner," Davis admitted. "But unfortunately, Alabama is not one of those places, and the southeast is not one of those places."

Davis explained that the bill would "wreak havoc on the manufacturing sector," which is particularly important to Alabama's economy.

"All of us have to ultimately represent the interests of our district and our state," Davis said.

The "and our state" part of that sentence is crucial: Davis is running for Governor in 2010, meaning he'll have to garner support outside of his heavily Democratic district.