Well now isn’t this interesting:
The onetime Alabama Democrat is now a Republican who’s said to be considering a state Senate bid in Northern Virginia, perhaps against Sen. Dave Marsden, in 2015 if the new district map remains in place, according to GOP sources.
Marsden’s Fairfax County-based district would move into Prince William County under the pending Republican plan that Democrats have denounced as a partisan power grab.
The article also speculates on whether the former Democrat would run for either Rep. Frank Wolf’s seat (VA-10) should he retire, or possibly challenge arch-liberal Gerry Connolly (VA-11) in Rep. Tom Davis’ old seat.
Davis has certainly been making the rounds statewide, hosting fundraisers and talking about how the modern Democratic Party effectively moved well beyond his value system.
Marsden approached the challenge with characteristic… um, well you can be the judge:
When approached Friday, Marsden said he “hadn’t heard anything about” a rumored challenge from Davis, asking “is he running as a Democrat or Republican?”
Nice one there, Senator Marsden. Betcha he was back pocketing that witty retort for a long, long time.
To listen to Artur Davis speak is a real treat — when Republicans talk about the future of the party, it’s gentlemen like Artur Davis that will lead the charge.