I don’t suppose this will come as a surprise to ANYone in East Tennessee, but David Davis is giving every indication of his intent to try to take back the House seat come 2010. In this article posted on today’s Kingsport Times-News, Davis takes aim at Roe’s voting record, and Team Roe kind of sort of rebuts the assertions. I say ‘kind of sort of,’ because I don’t really see how Team Roe has responded to the substance of Davis’s volley here:
The third vote attacked by Davis would allow tax dollars to fund overseas abortions. The vote involved a July appropriations bill that included $2.2 billion in military assistance to Israel but also had $648 million going to “international family planning funding.” … The Davis release noted “one of the more troubling increases” in the bill was a 20 percent increase to the United Nations Population Fund, which aids China’s “one-child policy, coercive abortion and sterilization.”
Little [Roe’s spokesperson] responded by stressing that Roe, a retired obstetrician/gynecologist who delivered about 5,000 babies during his career, has a 100 percent voting record from the National Right to Life Committee.
Boy Howdy. I am starting to wish I had a dollar for every time Roe gave this non-response to a question. I might just have enough to fund my magical HSA, which will pay for all my family’s healthcare needs, with enough leftover for an energy-efficient unicorn. Seriously, though…I think there is NO doubt that Davis is going to pull out the big guns to take back the seat. He can -and will – be able to outspend Roe. And Roe, by the way, despite his repeated assertions to the contrary, in addition to taking money from democrats, DOES take PAC money. You can see his campaign contributions here. I know that many dems and liberals think that Roe is better than Davis – but this is like saying diarrhea is betting than vomiting. Frankly, I don’t see a substantive difference. So I ask you – WHY SETTLE FOR THIS? Why don’t we actually TRY to get a democrat elected in 2010? Call me naive, but I firmly believe that if we find a good candidate NOW, we can get her/him elected. So Dems – PLEASE do not give your money to the Republicans! Let’s find a candidate and support them.