Former Alabama Democratic Congressman Artur Davis will deliver a headline speech at this year’s Republican National Convention, which begins on August 27.
Davis, who was an early supporter of President Obama during his run for president four years ago, “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,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement today.
In a statement of his own, Davis explained his decision to support presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
“The talk and inspiration moved so many of us four years ago, but unfortunately we haven’t seen the action to back it up. We were promised jobs and we got job-killing mandates and regulations. We were promised a fiscally responsible government, and we got trillion dollar deficits, debt that has never been seen, and small business burdened with new taxes, and threatened with more taxes. The time for talk is over. At the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Republicans take a step to undo the mismanagement and nominate Mitt Romney as the next president of the United States.”
Florida Congressman Connie Mack, who will challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson this November, will also speak at the four-day convention, which will take place in Tampa, Fla.