The Party Left Him: Obama Helped Make Former Rep. Artur Davis a Republican
Bloom, Jordan, The American Conservative
Artur Davis, a former Democratic congressman from Alabama, was the first House member outside Illinois to endorse Barack Obama's presidential bid. Yet over the next several years he bucked his party on a number of high-profile votes and became the sole member of the Congressional Black Caucus to oppose the president's healthcare reform law in 2010. After losing a primary bid for governor in his home state, Davis reemerged in 2012 as a Virginia Republican, floating tantalizing though decidedly noncommittal hints that he might run for office again. TAC recently spoke to him:
TAC: The Republican Party's platform hasn't changed much since the Bush years, except with a bit more fiscal stringency thanks to the Tea Party. So did your views change, or did the Democratic Party simply become …
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Publication information: Article title: The Party Left Him: Obama Helped Make Former Rep. Artur Davis a Republican. Contributors: Bloom, Jordan - Author. Magazine title: The American Conservative. Volume: 11. Issue: 9 Publication date: September 2012. Page number: 9+. © 2009 The American Conservative LLC. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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