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Mine" and "You Are My Sunshine" (the rage of England) had a good chance of winning the election as well as the nomination.
Rarely has a man's hobby so helped his profession. For a while, Jimmie warbled on "Hello, World" Henderson's Shreveport station KWKH. His political opponents seethed: "You can't fight Davis—how in the devil can you fight a song?" In recent election for public service commissioner in the Third District of Louisiana, Davis beat Huey Long's record (for the same office) by polling over 57,000 votes— 20,000 more than both his opponents combined.
A dapper, six foot, sparely built "shouting Baptist," Jim­mie Davis owns two red-hill farms totaling 450 acres where he raises pecans and about 40 head of cattle. His wife is the touchstone by which Jimmie (who cannot read music) judges his songs. Says he: "When I have thought up a song, I run through it with my wife who's a graduate in piano from Centenary College. If she doesn't like it, it's going to be a smash hit."