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  Artur Davis reportedly considering Republican House bid in Virginia [2014]
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Last EditedCOSDem  May 22, 2012 03:06pm
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News DateTuesday, May 22, 2012 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) might run for Congress in 2014 — possibly as a Republican.

BuzzFeed reports that the conservative Democrat is looking at challenging Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) in 2014.

The Fix reached out to Davis via email and the man who sought the 2010 Democratic nomination for governor in the Yellow Hammer State was very careful to leave the door open to another bid — possibly from the other side of the partisan aisle.

“I do receive encouragement from friends to join the Republican Party and to get into politics in the [northern Virginia] area, but I recognize the challenges of reentering politics in a new state and a new party, and am nowhere near taking those challenges on,” Davis told The Fix. “If I did, I would have a lot to learn about this region and a lot of people to meet, and frankly, would need a lot of help from people in this community.”
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