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Alabama Dem. Will Break from Campaign to Vote ‘No’

Rep. Artur Davis (D.,Ala.), a ‘no’ vote on the original House version of Obamacare, is running for Governor. But he will be sure to break from his campaign to vote no again when the time comes:

Davis has consistently critical of the Democratic healthcare bills and has been clear that he would not support the latest iteration of the measure but his vow to turn up for the vote is notable. Lawmakers seeking higher office are prone to missing roll call votes as they hit the campaign trail but Davis’s office told The Hill that he intends to make the trek north from Alabama to cast his vote against the legislation — and his party’s leadership.

“Congressman Davis will be present for the HC vote and he is a no,” Davis’s communications director, Adde Whisenant, wrote in an email.

Davis was the first member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the first Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee to call for Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to step down as chairman of the powerful panel.

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