AL Congressman who supported Obama in 2008 to speak at GOP convention

Former Democratic Congressman Artur Davis, who recently declared himself a Republican, will deliver a speech at the GOP convention in Tampa later this month. Washington Post: Davis, 44, who served in the House as a Democrat from Alabama from 2003 to 2011, said in a telephone interview that he has been given a speaking slot at the Aug. 27-30 Republican convention in Tampa. He said he was not sure yet of the day on which he would speak. But Davis said he planned to speak for millions of Americans who, like him, had traced a path from hope to disillusionment with Obama. After spending his entire political career as a Democrat, Davis declared in May that he has become a Republican. "The one thing that I can bring to the table is to be something of a voice for that group of people," Davis said in announcing his speaking slot. Davis has since become a vocal advocate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Virginia, where he now lives. On Wednesday, he spoke on ...(Read Full Post)

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