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Davis decides not to run for office

From STAFF REPORTS
David Davis, who represented the 1st Congressional District of Tennessee in the 110th Congress, announced this week that he will not run again in 2010 for the U.S. House of Representatives.
In a statement, Davis said, “People have encouraged me to run for Congress again in 2010 and polling data suggest that I could be successful. I have decided, however, not to seek reelection this year. In my opinion, a reelection bid would require a negative campaign that would not be in the best interest of the First Congressional District nor the political process. People are tired of nasty politics and it is not in my nature to mount that type of campaign.”
Davis had previously authorized a poll in January to collect information about whether a run in the Republican primary against current Rep. Phil Roe was feasible.
Roe beat Davis in the 2008 Republican primary by fewer than 500 votes.
“I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve the people of East Tennessee in Washington and I may decide to run for Congress again in the future. But for now, I can best help the economy by hiring staff in need of jobs and patients in the need of high quality healthcare by focusing on my business,” Davis continued in his statement.
Davis is President and principle owner of Shared Health Services, Inc. The company has hospital based Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Centers in several states across America.