Elleithee: Artur Davis Asked Me About Running In Virginia As A Democrat

Former Alabama Rep. Artur Davis, who switched to the Republican Party earlier this year, considered running as a Democrat in his new home state of Virginia, Democratic consultant Mo Elleithee charged in a Facebook post Friday.

Elleithee wrote that he cautioned Davis last year on suddenly moving into a state and running for office.

I didn’t sugarcoat the challenge that I thought he would face.  He listened quietly, and at the end said he would like to sit down and continue the conversation in person sometime after the holidays.  I told him I’d be happy to talk as he considered this.

I never heard from him again.

A few months later, he announced he was switching to the Republican Party and that he was considering a run for Congress in Northern Virginia in 2014.