THIS TIME AROUND: Republican Artur Davis To Speak at Republican National Convention; Campaigning for Romney

The Republican National Committee has announced that the man who seconded Barack Obama’s Nomination for President at the 2008 Democrat National Convention will speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Former Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, who actually co-chaired Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign, is not supporting Obama this time around, and he’s going to make that known to the nation:

POLITICO: You really can’t make it up. The former Alabama Democratic congressman, who endorsed Barack Obama early, seconded his nomination at the Democratic convention four years ago, then lost a 2010 gubernatorial primary and switched parties, will speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

The RNC announced his name this morning with five others — serious and impressive party leaders, including Rob Portman, Bob McDonnell, Kelly Ayotte and Bobby Jindal. Florida Senate candidate Connie Mack was also on the list.

Here’s what RNC Chairman Reince Priebus had to say about the announcement:

“This exciting group of headliners includes two successful governors, two outstanding senators, the next senator from our convention state, and a former Co-Chairman of the 2008 Obama campaign. The perspectives and ideas they bring to the convention stage will show all Americans that Romney and Ryan are the ticket to a better future. Former Congressman Davis especially will give voice to the frustration and disappointment felt among those who supported President Obama in 2008 and are now hungry for a new direction,” Chairman Priebus said

Wayne Dupree

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