Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis Rumored To Be Eyeing Virginia House Seat | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis Rumored To Be Eyeing Virginia House Seat

Play associated audio

Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis used his time at the Conservative Political Action Conference to chastise Republicans for losing the 2012 election.

Davis, who is rumored to be eyeing a House seat in northern Virginia, just switched parties in the past year. But he spoke as if he's been a Republican his entire life as he urged his conservative audience to fine-tune their message.

"So we just spent a billion dollars more than our side has ever had, to tell its case," he says. "And for all that money, we couldn't find the language to tell enough Americans why our conservative politics and policies would work in their lives."

In critiquing his new party, Davis brought up issues that have taken a backseat at CPAC, like student loans, low working wages, and poverty.

"The first Republicans in my lifetime who didn't have the self-confidence to talk about how our policies reduce the poverty and lift the poor out of dependency, the first Republicans since World War II, who didn't seem to get that in this competitive world education is a part of promoting the common defense."

Davis' rebuke was well received; he walked off the stage to a standing ovation.

WAMU 88.5

Key Civil War Generals The Subject Of New Smithsonian Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery focuses on Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
NPR

From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
NPR

Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes war and advocates for veterans. Even in the most conservative corner of Vermont, he's managed to do well. Now there's buzz that Sanders may run for president.
NPR

What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.