Tea Party candidate announces bid 08.18.2010

Written by David Green.

Southern Michigan’s 7th Congressional District has one more candidate for voters to consider for the November General Election.

Dan Davis of Riga will represent the Tea Party and run against incumbent Mark Schauer (D) and challengers Tim Walberg (R) and Scott Augney of the Tax Payers Party.

Davis previously campaigned as an independent, but recently stated that the Tea Party provides voters with legitimate options outside of a two party process.

Davis stated that both Democrats and Republicans must share responsibility and blame for the serious issues facing the nation. He believes that control by one major party or the other has led to the establishment taking voters for granted.

Davis claims 30 years of experience in business, law enforcement and security. He has also owned and managed several business ventures and says that he understands the struggles of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

His “We are America” campaign will focus on reducing the size of government; reducing taxes; transparent governance; and increasing the production of energy through American coal, oil and natural gas.

More information is available at his campaign website, davis4america.com.

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