Former Democrat Representative. Artur Davis switches to GOP as the Obama Administration begins to crumble
Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis
of Alabama is officially leaving
the party for the GOP, he announced Tuesday.
Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its
possibilities,” Davis wrote on his website after lamenting that "this is
not Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party."
The former congressman will also switch his party
registration to in Virginia, where he now
Davis has been rumored as a
possible GOP congressional candidate in Northern Virginia, and in the statement
he doesn't rule out the possibility, although his long statement indicates if
he runs it could be for either the House or the statehouse and would be in 2014
The one-time Democratic rising
star had grown critical of the party in recent years, was the only African
American member of the House to vote against Democrats' health care reform law,
and became increasingly vocal about his disagreements with the Democrats after
losing a gubernatorial primary in 2010.
After he left Congress he stayed
in the D.C. area and joined a high-power Beltway law firm.
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OBAMA HAS NO RECORD TO RUN ON EXCEPT HIS FAILED LEADERSHIP
LIBERALS, WE KNOW YOU WANT A REASON TO LEAVE OBAMA AND YOU DON'T WANT TO LOOK LIKE YOU ARE AN IDIOT FOR VOTING FOR OBAMA.... SO NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO LEAVE....
BECAUSE MORE AND MORE DEMOCRATS ARE DOING JUST THAT!
MAYBE LIBERALS ARE LEAVING BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO BE ACCUSED OF BEING PART OF THIS:
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