Mitt Romney will have former democrat Congressman Artur Davis stumping for him this election. Davis ran for governor of Alabama in 2010, but lost. Last spring he decided he would switch to the republican party.
During the 2008 election cycle then Congressman Davis was one of Obama’s strongest supporters…
Davis, who is black, may be best known for seconding Obama’s nomination at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, when he served as an Obama campaign co-chairman. Davis said he had hoped Obama’s presidency would make a huge dent in race relations, as well as move the Democratic Party further to the center.
Davis said in June that he thinks his one time political party was becoming more unwelcoming towards Southern conservative Democrats.
“I think the Obama administration has candidly gone too far to the left. You can raise all kinds of questions on whether that’s good politics or not,” Davis said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” “Obviously the election will determine that.”
The Romney campaign says Davis will team up with Virginia GOP Victory Chairman Pete Snyder and a local business owner at an event in Arlington.
Artur Davis reacts to Joe Biden’s “chains” remarks from yesterday: