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Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis talks party-switching

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 31st, 2011 5:35 am by HL

Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis talks party-switching

Former Democratic congressman Artur Davis, who has been a thorn in the side of Democrats in the aftermath of his loss in the 2010 Alabama gubernatorial primary, is a man without a political party.

In an interview with The Fix, Davis openly speculated about running for office as an independent or even a Republican. In both cases, he suggested his decision not to make the switch has as much to do with the difficulties involved as any desire he has to remain a Democrat.

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The top 10 Fix posts of 2011

What did Fix readers find most interesting, most important or just most irresistible on The Fix in 2011?

Politicians’ bad poll numbers were big clickers. So were the Wisconsin recall elections and anything — seriously, anything — involving former Alaska governor Sarah Palin or Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R). Below, our top 10 most popular posts of the year, in nifty gallery form.

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One year of fact checking–an accounting

It’s been one year since The Washington Post relaunched The Fact Checker column as a permanent feature, and so it seems an appropriate point to review and reflect on a year of fact-checking claims made by politicians. Most important, where did we go wrong and how can we improve?

Readers frequently ask: Do you rate more Republicans than Democrats? (Or vice versa). Which party gets the most Pinocchios? We had no idea until we sat down this week and did some calculations.

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Through rain, threats and tears, Iowa campaign heads to Tuesday’s caucuses

DES MOINES — Newt Gingrich, who in his heyday was caricatured as the Grinch on the cover of Time magazine, revealed his weepy side Friday in an appearance with a group of moms at Java Joe’s Coffee House.

About an hour before the Gingrich waterworks, Occupy Iowa protesters disrupted morning coffee at Java Joe’s, demanding to see TV talk show host Chris Matthews of MSNBC. Matthews wasn’t there, and they went away.

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Rick Santorum brings homey style to Iowa sports bar, as supporters savor his rise

AMES, Iowa — Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum on Friday brought his homey person-to-person campaign style — and the kind of media throng that accompanies a candidate rising in the polls — to a sports bar full of Iowa State fans gathered to watch their team battle Rutgers in the the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

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