Today, the Arkansas Federation of College Republicans (AFCR) announced that former Obama for America Co-Chairman, Congressman Artur Davis, will headline an event for the organization on September 24th in Little Rock.
Davis is a former Democratic Congressman from Alabama and a co-chair of for Obama’s 2008 campaign.
But Davis was known for his conservative stances while in the House, including being one of the few Democrats to vote against ObamaCare. He ran for Alabama governor in 2010 but lost in the Democratic primary to Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks. Following this, he has switched his affiliation to the Republican Party.
This year, Davis spoke at the Republican National Convention where he said he supported Obama in 2008 because like many “they lead with our hearts and our dreams… but dreams meet daybreak.” He cited the failed economic policies as the primary reason for his support of Mitt Romney in this year’s election.
“We’re excited to bring Congressman Davis to Arkansas,” said AFCR State Chairman Skot Covert. “Congressman Davis’ story is very reflective to the political climate in Arkansas. The simple truth is that the Democratic Party no longer represents the values and beliefs of the majority of Arkansans. Congressman Davis saw that and made the right move, and is now sharing his story with other disenfranchised democrats around the country. ”
Davis will deliver remarks at the Republican Party of Arkansas headquarters Monday, September 24th at 6:30 PM. General admission tickets are $50 and can be purchased on the AFCR website.