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  • Artur Davis: The Best Speech of the Night

    08/29/2012 5:11:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 29, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh.com
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Four years ago, Artur Davis was the first congressman outside Illinois to endorse Obama. He delivered a nominating speech at the Democrat convention in Denver that nominated Barack Obama. Now, four years ago later, Artur Davis shows up at the Republican convention. Mia Love was great and Ann Romney was great, don't misunderstand. But I think this speech that Artur Davis delivered last night was just a home run. I only have three excerpts, three sound bites of it, but they are enough to get the point across. Here's Artur Davis saying that Obama is a mistake...
  • Republicans for Change - Davis, Scott, West, Love

    08/29/2012 3:05:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 28, 2012 | Fred Barnes
    “There seems to be a movement on the local and state level,” Scott said, of black Democrats who want “to align with their values” rather than with their history as Democrats. “We’ll continue to see that shift.” Artur Davis, a former Democratic congressman from Alabama, has been a Republican for only a few months. But his speech tonight at the Republican convention is important because he reflects a major theme of Mitt Romney’s campaign against President Obama and another theme promoted by the GOP. The Romney theme is that it’s okay to have changed your mind about Obama. Davis, an...
  • ARTUR DAVIS, FORMER DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN, GIVES PASSIONATE SPEECH AT REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

    08/28/2012 9:55:12 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 14 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | August 28, 2012
    VIDEO: Former Democrat and U.S. Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama addresses the Republican National Convention. Artur Davis was an enthusiastic supporter of Obama's 2008 bid for the presidency. In fact, Davis was one of the national co-chairs for Obama's 2008 campaign. In this speech, Davis encourages the nation to listen to the speakers at the Democrat Party Convention and ask yourself if they're speaking for you.
  • VIDEO: Artur Davis Speech Republican National Convention RNC

    08/28/2012 7:49:45 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/28/12 | Artur Davis
    Video of speech HERE.
  • New Republican Artur Davis coming up on Larry Elder show, KABC Los Angeles

    08/22/2012 3:11:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland
    KABC RADIO ^ | 8-2012
    LISTEN TO LARRY'S SHOW Davis seconded Obama's nomination four years ago. He got off the plantation, became a Republican, and will be speaking at the Republican convention.
  • Ex-Obama pal decodes Joe Biden's racial-speak for other Americans (Artur Davis)

    08/20/2012 8:15:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 16, 2012 | Andrew Malcolm
    Joe Biden just returned from another one of his vacations. So it can't be blamed on fatigue. Maybe age? He does turn 70 this year. But JB's been gaffing up a storm recently... Thankfully for this campaign we have former Obama buddy Artur Davis to help interpret Biden's racial Democrat-speak...
  • TOP OBAMA CHAMPION SWITCHES FOR ROMNEY

    08/18/2012 3:51:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 17/8/12 | Joe Kovacs
    In 2008, he was one of the biggest champions for Barack Obama, even serving as an Obama campaign co-chairman and seconding Obama’s nomination at the Democratic National Convention. Ads by Google Buffett's Bid For Obama Find Out How Warren Got Is Way And How He is Making His Next Mil. Wealthdaily.com/Buffett_for_Obama Jesus Loves You Discover God's Love For You. Say A Prayer - Change Your Life! www.Jesus2020.com But that was then and this is now. Today, Artur Davis, a former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama is now supporting Republican Mitt Romney for president, and is joining him on the campaign...
  • Former Obama Campaign Co-Chair: Every African-American ‘Knew What Buttons’ Biden ‘Was Trying to

    08/17/2012 7:58:45 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Former 2008 Obama campaign co-chair Artur Davis said Wednesday that everyone in the audience at Vice President Joe Biden’s rally in Danville, Va., knew “who the y’all was” and “knew what buttons he was trying to push by talking about chains.” “If I can be direct, I’ve spoken to a few African-American audiences in my day. Every African-American in that audience knew who the y’all was, and every African-American in that audience knew what buttons he was trying to push by talking about chains,” Davis said, while campaigning for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Arlington, Va.
  • Former Obama ally to headline Roanoke County (VA) GOP dinner, Sat. 8/18

    08/16/2012 7:06:30 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    A former Democratic congressman who supported President Barack Obama’s 2008 election is becoming a popular figure in the Republican Party, and he’s coming to the Roanoke Valley this weekend. Former Alabama congressman Artur Davis is scheduled to speak at the inaugural Roanoke Republican Victory Dinner Saturday night at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood. The dinner is a fundraiser for the Roanoke County Republican Committee. Davis served four terms in Congress and made a failed bid for Alabama’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2010. He gained national attention by seconding Obama’s nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and served as a co-chairman...
  • Artur Davis: Biden "in chains" comment "insulting to African-Americans"

    08/15/2012 4:16:59 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/15/2012 | By Lucy Madison
    Artur Davis, a Democrat-turned-Republican former congressman from Alabama, on Wednesday accused Vice President Joe Biden of using racially divisive rhetoric that is "insulting" to African-Americans. "I know what Joe Biden was doing yesterday," Davis said in an appearance on CNN. "Every black person in that room knew who the 'y'all' was. They knew what the chains were. They knew what the metaphor was about." In remarks at a campaign event in Virginia Tuesday with a number of African-American audience members, the vice president lambasted Romney for allegedly wanting to repeal financial regulations enacted after the Wall Street crash of 2008.
  • Artur Davis Former Obama Campaign CoChair Stumps for Romney: Highly Educated Black Turns GOP

    08/15/2012 5:20:10 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 16 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-15-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Former Democrat Alabama Congressman Artur Davis stepped to the stage and seconded Obama's 2008 presidential nomination. He served as Obama's campaign co-chair in 2008. Today Davis is a Republican and in Virginia campaigning for Mitt Romney. He served in Congress from 2003 to 2011. He was the first Congressman to endorse Obama, and the first from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to demand that Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) surrender his gavel as head of the House Ways and Means Committee in the wake of his many-tentacled scandals. He is the only member of the CBC to vote against ObamaCare, and as...
  • Artur Davis Former Obama Campaign CoChair Stumps for Romney: Highly Educated Black Turns GOP

    08/15/2012 5:19:42 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 1 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-15-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Former Democrat Alabama Congressman Artur Davis stepped to the stage and seconded Obama's 2008 presidential nomination. He served as Obama's campaign co-chair in 2008. Today Davis is a Republican and in Virginia campaigning for Mitt Romney. He served in Congress from 2003 to 2011. He was the first Congressman to endorse Obama, and the first from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to demand that Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) surrender his gavel as head of the House Ways and Means Committee in the wake of his many-tentacled scandals. He is the only member of the CBC to vote against ObamaCare, and as...
  • Former Obama campaign co-chair [Artur Davis] to stump for Romney

    08/15/2012 1:49:14 PM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies
    politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ^ | 8/15/12 | Paul Steinhauser
    former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday. A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia. 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. In 2010,...
  • Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney

    08/15/2012 10:53:59 AM PDT · by revivaljoe · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | Paul Steinhauser
    (CNN) - A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday. A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia.
  • Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney

    Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney Posted by CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser (CNN) - A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday. A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia.
  • Four-term Former (Dem) Congressman & Obama 2008 Co-Chair Announces He's Now a Republican

    You might think that the news of an African-American former Congressman switching his publicly declared party loyalty from Democrat to Republican would a national story. Well, it isn't at the Associated Press, as a search returning no results at the wire service's national site on the full name of former Alabama Congressman Artur Davis (not in quotes) done at about 9 p.m. indicates. Additionally, the link to news about Davis's party switch is currently perched in the "Post Local" section at the Washington Post's web site. If this makes TV anywhere but Fox News, I'll be surprised, even though by...
  • Why Davis Is Leaving the Democrats

    05/30/2012 5:49:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | 05.30.2012 | Seth Mandel
    @SethAMandelYesterday, Alana noted the latest fallout from Cory Booker's critique of the Obama administration on "Meet the Press" and the subsequent, utterly ridiculous "hostage" video he recorded after the Obama campaign reminded him that independent thinking is strongly discouraged in the Democratic Party. Booker's communications director, Anne Torres, resigned, citing “different views on how communications should be run.”It wasn't clear whether Torres objected more to Booker's defense of capitalism or the cringeworthy apology video–which would have been embarrassing for any communications shop to have on its record–or whether this was merely the last straw in a simmering dispute (possibly about...
  • Former Dem Rep. Artur Davis: Why I’m becoming a Republican

    05/30/2012 4:54:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/30/2012 | AllahPundit
    He's not just any Democrat. This is a guy who gave a seconding speech for O's nomination four years ago at the convention and was the southern regional co-chair for the DCCC. With those credentials, the PR value to the GOP of having him dump his old party to become a Republican would be huge under any circumstances. Factor in the symbolism of a young black Harvard-trained pol abandoning the Dems in the middle of Obama's reelection campaign and you've got a GOP folk hero in the making. From his blog post announcing his party switch: But parties change. As...
  • Welcome to the GOP, Artur Davis

    05/30/2012 3:47:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Former Democrat, Obama supporter and Congressman Artur Davis is making the switch to the Republican party. Davis is a former member of the Congressional Black Caucus and after watching for three years as the Democrats destroy this country and break promise after promise, he's had it. While I’ve gone to great lengths to keep this website a forum for ideas, and not a personal forum, I should say something about the various stories regarding my political future in Virginia, the state that has been my primary home since late December 2010. The short of it is this: I don’t know...
  • Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis now a Republican

    05/29/2012 9:44:27 PM PDT · by bigbob · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/29/12 | Neil Munro
    Former Alabama Democratic Rep. Artur Davis has turned in his Democratic Party card as he prepares to register for the GOP in Virginia. The switch was rumored for some time following his departure from Democratic politics in 2010. Davis left political circles after his unsuccessful run for governor in Alabama. He lost in the 2010 primaries, and generating hostility from some fellow Democrats who disliked his effort to avoid identity politics. The winning Democrat was trounced by the Republican candidate in the general election. “If I were to run [for office], it would be as a Republican … [because] wearing...
  • Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis now a Republican

    05/30/2012 1:14:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 29, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Former Alabama Democratic Rep. Artur Davis has turned in his Democratic Party card as he prepares to register for the GOP in Virginia. The switch was rumored for some time following his departure from Democratic politics in 2010. Davis left political circles after his unsuccessful run for governor in Alabama. He lost in the 2010 primaries, and generating hostility from some fellow Democrats who disliked his effort to avoid identity politics. The winning Democrat was trounced by the Republican candidate in the general election. “If I were to run [for office], it would be as a Republican … [because] wearing...
  • Former Dem Rep. Artur Davis switches to GOP

    05/29/2012 9:43:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/29/12 10:31 PM ET | Cameron Joseph
    Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama is officially leaving the party for the GOP, he announced Tuesday. "Wearing a 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". … 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 or afterwards. The one-time...
  • Artur Davis reportedly considering Republican House bid in Virginia

    05/22/2012 8:08:00 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/22 | Rachel Weiner
    Former 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...
  • Rosenthal’s Amnesia

    01/12/2012 12:22:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 9, 2012 | Artur Davis
    Lyndon Johnson was loathed enough that, in his final year in office, he dared not make a public appearance other than at a military base; it was commonplace for chanting crowds to gather and spray verbal obscenities at LBJÂ’s White House. Jimmy CarterÂ’s presidency was a routine subject of cultural derision, some of it viciously aimed at his pre-teen daughter and his brother. Bill Clinton spawned so much hate that at least some of his adversaries spread strange rumors that he was connected to murder; then there was this thing called impeachment. George W. Bush inflamed some of his enemies...
  • Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis talks party-switching

    12/31/2011 9:46:12 AM PST · by bkopto · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/30/2011 | Aaron Blake
    Former 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...
  • Democrat says Democratic Party bosses use voter fraud

    11/22/2011 1:45:14 PM PST · by bigbob · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-21-11 | Neil Munro
    Top Democrats are aggressively pushing the claim that Republicans’ worries about voter fraud are an insincere excuse to suppress voting by African-Americans and Hispanics. But former Alabama Democratic Rep. Artur Davis told The Daily Caller that anti-fraud measures are needed to protect African-Americans from corrupt political bosses — many of them African-Americans themselves — who run Democratic Party machines in the South. On Nov. 14, progressive Democratic Reps. John Conyers, Steny Hoyer, Jerrold Nadler, Keith Ellison, Steve Cohen, Marcia Fudge and Emanuel Clearer, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus — along with representatives from several advocacy groups — held...
  • Former Dem. congressman makes U-turn on voter ID laws, says ballot fraud common

    10/24/2011 3:03:41 PM PDT · by martosko · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2011 | Neil Munro
    Fraudulent voting by imaginary voters, not racist obstacles to the ballot box, is the most disturbing and common form of voter suppression facing people of all races, says former Alabama congressman Artur Davis, an African-American Democrat. “I’ve changed my mind on voter ID laws — I think Alabama did the right thing in passing one — and I wish I had gotten it right when I was in political office,” Davis wrote in an October 17 op-ed published in the Montgomery Advertiser. “The truth is that the most aggressive contemporary voter suppression in the African American community, at least in...
  • Well, Hallelujah

    06/02/2010 6:06:48 AM PDT · by chesley · 10 replies · 305+ views
    Artur Davis got THUMPED in the Dhimmicrat primary in Alabama for governor. Davis is (which soon will be "was") my congresscritter, and no one can be happier to see him out of office than me. Of course, his likely replacement, Terri Sewell, is likely to be no better, but WTH? Davis is OUT>
  • Fellow Black Caucus Member Calls for Rangel to Quit House Leadership Post

    03/02/2010 6:06:15 PM PST · by ETL · 11 replies · 277+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | March 02, 2010 | Chad Pergram
    <p>Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala., became the first member of the Congressional Black Caucus to demand that Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., step down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.</p> <p>"Representative Rangel has had a long and distinguished career and I respect his leadership, but I believe Congress needs to do more to restore the public trust," Davis said in a written statement. "An ethics committee admonishment is a serious event and Representative Rangel should do the right thing and step aside as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee."</p>
  • Davis calls on Rangel to give up tax chair (First CBC member to do it)

    03/02/2010 2:42:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 353+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2010 | Susan Crabtree
    Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) is the first Democratic lawmaker on the Ways and Means Committee and first member of the Congressional Black Caucus to call on Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to give up his chairmanship in the wake of an ethics committee admonishment. Davis is running to replace Republican Bob Riley as governor of Alabama and appears to be an odds-on favorite to win the Democratic primary. But he faces a tough general election contest. At a time when Americans’ opinions of Congress are at or near the all-time low, Davis is distancing himself from Congressional colleagues and any perception...
  • Race barriers remain in post-Obama South (That's RAACISSST)

    12/10/2009 9:10:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies · 925+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/10/2009 | NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON & JONATHAN MARTIN
    After last year’s historic presidential campaign, a new season of opportunity seemed at hand for African-American candidates in the South. Not only had a black man been elected president, he had carried Virginia and North Carolina along the way. But Dixie is slow to yield its traditions and paradoxes, as Rep. Artur Davis is finding as he tries to fashion an Obama-style cross-racial coalition in his bid to become Alabama’s first black governor. If anything, Davis, a Democrat, is finding it may be more complicated than ever for African-Americans to win statewide races in the Deep South. In today’s political...
  • Healthcare Comment Illustrates the Sudden Irrelevancy of Jesse Jackson

    11/22/2009 7:12:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies · 464+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 11/20/2009 | Doug Heye
    "You can't vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man." So pronounced the Rev. Jesse Jackson the other night at an event held by the Congressional Black Caucus, also known as the CBC, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Jackson's 1984 Presidential campaign. You might not have heard about Jackson's remark. It received some notice, but nowhere near the overwhelming coverage that Jackson's blue comments last year towards Barack Obama or even his tasteless comment that New York City's Jewish voters made the city "Hymietown." Jackson criticizing an African-American presidential candidate or offering bizarre anti-Semitic remarks are certainly...
  • Project 21 Members Protest Jesse Jackson Linking Racial Identity to ObamaCare Vote

    11/20/2009 12:27:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 359+ views
    Members of the Project 21 black leadership network have risen to condemn Jesse Jackson for saying of Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL), "You can't vote against health care and call yourself a black man," calling Jackson's statement divisive and likening it to the mental tactics of a antebellum slaveowner. Declining to respond in kind, Rep. Davis told The Hill newspaper, "The best way to honor Reverend Jackson's legacy is to decline to engage in an argument with him that begins and ends with race." Project 21 members were less restrained. "Shame on Jesse Jackson for using the race card in an...
  • Jesse Jackson: 'You can't vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man'

    11/19/2009 8:09:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 58 replies · 1,314+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/2009 | Mike Soraghan
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday night criticized Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) for voting against the Democrats’ signature healthcare bill. “We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill,” Jackson said at a reception Wednesday night. “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.” The remark stirred a murmur at the reception, held by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation as part of a series of events revolving around the 25th anniversary of Jackson’s run for president. Several CBC members were in attendance, including Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who’d introduced Jackson. Davis, who is running for governor,...
  • CBC member: Health insurance penalties 'indefensible'

    09/28/2009 6:42:53 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 24 replies · 1,430+ views
    thehill.com ^ | September 27. 2009 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.), an often contrarian member of the Congressional Black Caucus, on Sunday called proposed penalties against small business that do not provide their workers health insurance, "indefensible." The congressman addressed insurance mandates that would levy fines against small businesses of 25 or more employees that do not provide health insurance or would require a business to offer health coverage based on the size of its payroll. "Frankly, the House leadership seems wedded to keeping that in," Davis told the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser. "And the more you look at it, the more indefensible that is."
  • Dem congressman: Voting for health bill hypocritical

    07/31/2009 10:59:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies · 372+ views
    thehill.com ^ | 07/31/09 | Michael O'Brien
    The healthcare reform bill before Congress is hypocritical because it doesn't require congressional campaign committees to provide insurance for their staffers, Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) claimed Friday. Davis said he'll vote against the healthcare bill barring changes to the legislation in a statement released this morning. "After analyzing this legislation for two weeks, I have come to the conclusion that the House bill is the wrong approach and unless it changes in a substantial way, it will not have my vote on the floor," said Davis, who's running for governor of Alabama. But Davis also said that voting for the...
  • Alabama Rep. Artur Davis Didn't Vote for Hate Crimes Bill. Don't Look Surprised

    05/02/2009 5:09:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 13 replies · 975+ views
    http://www.queerty.com ^ | May 1, 2009 | http://www.queerty.com
    By a vote of 249-175, Congress passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which gives federal hate crimes protection to queers and provides federal funding for local and state law enforcement agencies to investigate hate crimes. Generally voting along party lines, the Democratic majority pushed the bill through, which now heads to President Obama's desk. But then there's the case of Alabama Rep. Artur Davis, the only eligible member of the Congressional Black Caucus who did not vote for the bill. Surprised? Don't be. Back in 2007, Davis famously became the only CBC member not to vote for...
  • PRO-ISRAEL LOBBY BUYS ALABAMA HOUSE SEAT SAY MUSLIMS (Hilliard defeat miffs graceless Wahhabi Lobby)

    06/25/2002 10:19:09 PM PDT · by Stultis · 86 replies · 435+ views
    CAIR Press Release (via email) ^ | June 26, 2002 | Council on American-Islamic Relations
    In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRO-ISRAEL LOBBY BUYS ALABAMA HOUSE SEAT SAY MUSLIMS (WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/26/02) A prominent national Islamic advocacy group is calling Rep. Earl Hilliard's (D-AL) loss Tuesday in a runoff primary in Alabama's 7th Congressional District a "defeat for democracy," an insult to African-Americans and a victory for pro-Israel extremists. (In the heavily Democratic district, the winner of the primary will almost certainly be elected to the House.) Hilliard's opponent, Artur Davis, had been heavily backed by out-of-state supporters of Israel who opposed the five-term incumbent's criticism of American policies...
  • Close Race in AL-07 Congressional Run-off

    06/25/2002 6:02:41 PM PDT · by Mr. Morals · 21 replies · 219+ views
    Fox News 6 (AL TV Station) ^ | June 25, 2002 | Fox News 6
    Racist, anti-Israel Congressman Earl Hilliard is behind in early returns. Will he go down? U S House 7 - Dem 119 of 488 precincts reporting (24%) Artur Davis 13,894 55% (i) Earl Hilliard 11,496 45%