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Former Rep. David Davis will not run for Congress

Unicoi County native David Davis, who represented the 1st Congressional District of Tennessee in the 110th Congress, announced today that he will not seek to return to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010.
Davis had been widely expected to challenge Dr. Phil Roe, the man who defeated him after only one term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“People have encouraged me to run for Congress again in 2010 and polling data suggest that I could be successful,” Davis said. “I have decided, however, not to seek re-election this year. In my opinion, a re-election bid would require a negative campaign that would not be in the best interest of the First Congressional District nor the political process. People are tired of nasty politics and it is not in my nature to mount that type of campaign.”
More on this story and Dr. Roe’s reaction in the Feb. 2 print edition of The Erwin Record.