Hearing scheduled in Artur Davis’ effort to run as Democrat

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A judge has scheduled a hearing on former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis‘ effort to run as a Democrat again.

The judge on Tuesday said he will hear arguments Nov. 9 in Davis’ lawsuit against the Alabama Democratic Party. Davis wants to run for Montgomery County Commission as a Democrat.

Party officials refused to accept Davis, citing his past support of Republicans.

Davis was a Democratic congressman and ran for governor in 2010. He later announced he was aligning himself with the GOP and spoke at the 2012 Republican presidential convention.

Davis had sought to force the party to accept his candidate paperwork by Friday’s deadline. James Anderson, a lawyer representing the state party, said they agreed to work with Davis on the deadline so the issue can be settled next week.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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