Artur Davis

Todd Strange has been re-elected to serve his third term as the mayor of Montgomery.

In the capital city’s mayoral election yesterday, Strange carried 56 percent of the vote. Former U.S. Congressman Artur Davis finished at a distant 27 percent after reportedly spending over $600,000 of his own money on his campaign.

Davis said in his concession speech that he still intends to be the next mayor of Montgomery, it just may be four years later than he had hoped.

The fight over political redistricting in Alabama is headed back to federal court.

A three-judge panel will hear arguments later today in Montgomery over whether legislators relied too much on race when they drew legislative district lines.

Weather forecasters along the Tennessee Valley are warning residents of northern and central Alabama to be on guard for icy roads this morning.

The overall threat of snow and sleet has eased over much of Alabama. But temperatures are expected to hover right around the freezing mark, and in some cases below freezing, as residents recover from a nasty ice storm.

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Former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis says he will set up an exploratory committee for the 2015 mayor's race in his hometown of Montgomery.

Davis says he will establish the committee on Aug. 25, one year before the election. The former congressman says he will enter the race for mayor if the exploratory committee determines the resources and grassroots support are there for a campaign.

Davis made the announcement in an opinion article for al.com.

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Former U.S Rep. Arthur Davis is considering a move back to his hometown of Montgomery and possibly a run for mayor in 2015.

Davis told al.com that he has been talking to old friends in Montgomery about the city's future and will have something specific to say in July. Davis said local government is the one place where elected officials have a chance to get something done. He said Washington is the place where good ideas go to die.

Former Democrat Davis To Address GOP Convention

Aug 16, 2012
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Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis will address the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Davis served as Barack Obama's Alabama campaign chairman four years ago and gave the seconding speech for Obama's nomination at the Democratic National Convention. But the Republican National Convention announced Thursday that Davis will speak later this month at the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., to support Mitt Romney.

Davis lost Alabama's Democratic primary for governor in 2010. Then he moved to Virginia and switched parties.

On this episode of Alabama Life - Congressman Artur Davis visits congregations in his district whose church buildings were burned. A convenience store in Snead offers free drinks for knowing Bible verses. Hear a report from Mardi Gras in Mobile. And listen to snow stories from the Storyteller.

The recent string of church burnings caught the attention of the nation, including Congressman Artur Davis. He toured four of those churches in his district and spoke with APR's Brett Tannehill about what he saw.