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Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Former Rep. Artur Davis

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Formerly a Democratic congressman from Alabama, Artur Davis now identifies as a Republican.

While in Congress, Davis served on the House Ways and Means Committee and was active in the Congressional Black Caucus. In 2008, he gave a speech seconding Barack Obama’s nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention.

In 2009, he joined just 38 other House Democrats in opposing Obamacare.

Davis opted to not run for re-election in 2010 and instead ran for Alabama governor. He ultimately failed to win the Democratic primary and left Congress in 2011.

On May 29, Davis announced he was leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a Republican.

The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas recently spoke with Davis about the Congressional Black Caucus, health care, the lack of ideological diversity and tolerance in the Democratic Party and much more.

Click below to fast-forward to each question:

Some may call you a “traitor to your race” for becoming a Republican. What do you say?

Your thoughts on the agenda and purpose of the Congressional Black Caucus?

Being inside the Democratic ranks then, what were you told to convince you to vote for government run health care?

Aren’t we seeing a unified sales pitch by Democrats to save health care now?

Were there personal consequences for you for changing parties?

What is the Obama adminstration’s policy legacy?

What gives you hope?

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