Former Rep. Artur Davis decides not to run for Congress in Northern Virginia

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WASHINGTON — Former Alabama Rep. Artur Davis will not run for Congress in his new northern Virginia home, he announced this morning in a written statement. Davis, a Democrat-turned-Republican, said his “plan and ambition” one year ago was to run for Rep. Frank Wolf’s seat if the veteran GOP congressman from Virginia’s 10th District retired. [...]

Former Rep. Artur Davis looks at Virginia congressional seat

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WASHINGTON – Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama may run for Congress as a Republican in northern Virginia after a veteran GOP congressman announced his retirement on Tuesday. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., will not seek an 18th term representing Washington’s outer suburbs. Davis did not rule out campaigning for the open seat in 2014. [...]

Sessions remembers his longtime adviser

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           WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Sessions took a few minutes today to talk about his close friend and political adviser, Chuck Spurlock, who died this week at age 60 after a battle with cancer. Sessions made his comments in an interview as he left Washington to attend memorial services for Spurlock, his longtime state director.     [...]

Sen. Sessions’ longtime state director Chuck Spurlock dies

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WASHINGTON — Chuck Spurlock, who was the Montgomery-based state director on Sen. Jeff Sessions’ staff since he was first elected in 1996, passed away today. Spurlock was well known among those in Alabama politics, and often represented the senator at events all over the state. Here is Sessions’ full statement. “I am heartbroken over the [...]

U.S. Circuit Judge Joel Dubina moves to senior status

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WASHINGTON — Judge Joel Dubina of Alabama has moved to senior status on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The change, which is a semi-retirement with a reduced caseload, took effect Oct. 26, Dubina’s 66th birthday, according to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Dubina was appointed to the Atlanta-based appellate court 23 years ago by former [...]