Sat Jan 26, 2013, 05:55 PM
alp227 (29,691 posts)
(Fmr Alabama member of House, D turned R) Artur Davis considers bid for Virginia Senate or Congress
Source: Washington Post
Former congressman Artur Davis, who represented Alabama as a Democrat before moving to Virginia and the Republican Party, is considering a bid for the Virginia state senate or Congress, according to three Republicans with knowledge of his thinking.
Davis has met with a Virginia campaign consultant and several operatives to assess the viability of running for state Senate in 2015 or seeking the U.S. House seat held by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) if the congressman retires, according to two of those people, who asked not to be named in order to discuss a private matter. He has no intention of challenging Wolf, they said.
The third person, former Republican congressman Tom Davis, confirmed that Artur Davis talked to him recently about possible runs for various offices, including state Senate.
“If there’s a Senate seat that’s winnable, I’m sure he’d be interested,” said Tom Davis, who represented Northern Virginia. “He’d be an instant star.”
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-politics/artur-davis-consider-bid-for-virginia-senate-or-congress/2013/01/26/b31dcac4-67ea-11e2-85f5-a8a9228e55e7_story.html?wprss=rss_politics
According to the US Senate website, some senators served in two different states, and Sen. James Shields served for three states.
Cenk criticized Davis last summer: "Democrat For Sale Becoming Republican For Sale"
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(Fmr Alabama member of House, D turned R) Artur Davis considers bid for Virginia Senate or Congress (Original post)
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Response to alp227 (Original post)
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:32 PM
tularetom (23,664 posts)
2. I'll bet there's a lot more to this story
Like, why did this guy move to Virginia in the first place? Maybe he had hopes of landing some fat lobbyist gig and it didn't pan out because his past actions didn't exactly engender a feeling of trust among potential clients.
So there he is stuck with no way to earn the big bucks so he's thinking about falling back on the only thing he understands - being a whore for money from the fat cats.
Response to alp227 (Original post)
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:46 PM
PatentlyDemocratic (32 posts)
3. This guy is a slimeball
He lost his seat, and he figured the only way he'd get another was to become a token minority for the Republicans. Zero character.
Response to PatentlyDemocratic (Reply #3)
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:32 PM
former9thward (17,432 posts)
7. No character? President Obama may disagree.
Davis was the first member of Congress outside Illinois to endorse Obama. This was at the time others were being pressured to endorse Clinton. He was asked by Obama to give the speech seconding his nomination at the 2008 Democratic convention. BTW he did not lose his seat. He did not run for it again because he was running for governor.
Response to former9thward (Reply #7)
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:27 PM
struggle4progress (90,192 posts)
10. He's an opportunist. He gave a nominating speech for Obama at the 2008 DNC. Four years later,
he'd moved to Virginia and courting the Tea Party as preparation for his slot at the 2012 RNC promoting Romney
It also looks like he's a bald-faced liar:
... Amardo Wesley Pitters, one of two best men at Davis’s wedding in 2008, said Davis did not intend to let the 2010 defeat end his career. “ ‘It’s not over. It’s not over until I say it’s over,’ ” Davis told him, Pitters recalled. Davis says the conversation never happened: “It’s unfortunate to see people who were once good friends literally invent conversations” ...
Artur Davis, who backed Obama in 2008, to speak at GOP convention
By David A. Fahrenthold
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-08-16/politics/35492426_1_artur-davis-democratic-convention-gop-conventionAugust 16, 2012