Monday, February 21, 2005
On this day:

Alabama's Artur Davis a "Rising Star of the Democratic Caucus"

...according to a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Artur Davis has had the title of congressman for barely two years, but he has racked up several others in recent weeks as Democratic leaders are increasingly turning to him to help revive the party's fortunes in the South.

Since the beginning of the year, the Birmingham, Ala., lawmaker has been dubbed as a senior deputy whip, a regional co-chair of the party's efforts to win more House seats, and a leader of the New Democratic Coalition, a group of moderates created during the Clinton administration.

I like Davis. He's probably the closest thing to a conservative that can be hoped for from Alabama's 7th District, and is a tremendous improvement over the embarrassing Earl Hilliard. He also has a very impressive biography.