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  Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis talks party-switching
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Last EditedCOSDem  Dec 30, 2011 08:13pm
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AuthorAaron Blake
MediaNewspaper - Washington Post
News DateSaturday, December 31, 2011 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer Democratic congressman Artur Davis, who has been a thorn in the side of Democrats in the aftermath of his loss in the 2010 Alabama gubernatorial primary, is a man without a political party.

In an interview with The Fix, Davis openly speculated about running for office as an independent or even a Republican. In both cases, he suggested his decision not to make the switch has as much to do with the difficulties involved as any desire he has to remain a Democrat.

“I’ve heard some people at the national level encouraging me to run as an independent for my old office,” Davis said, referring to the congressional seat he left to run for governor. But he said his home state makes it more difficult than almost any other state to run as an independent. “Alabama is not friendly to independent candidacies.”
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