Artur Davis, the former Democratic congressman from Alabama, is considering running for a House seat in Virginia as a Republican, according to a source close to Davis, who ran a near-miss campaign [editor's note: lol] for governor of Alabama in 2010.
Davis is toying with the idea of challenging Democrat Gerry Connolly’s for his seat in Virginia’s Washington, D.C. suburbs in 2014, the source said; he’s also been encouraged to run for a seat in the Virginia legislature in 2013 or 2015. And if Davis runs, he is likely to do so as a Republican, the source said.
A longtime Democratic strategist in Virginia said that Davis called him and said “he hadn’t quite gotten over the political bug and was thinking about running again.” The source had the impression that Davis had been calling “a number of folks” to discuss the idea. That source, a Virginia Democrat, was under the impression Davis would run as a Democrat.