Skip to primary navigation Skip to main content

Davis disavows group's support for another congressional run

   You'd almost think millionaire businessman Jack Davis was ready to launch his fourth campaign for Congress by the looks of a new and fancy website called gojackdavis.org.

   The site features a biogaraphy of the Amherst businessman, photos with Rep. Kathleen C. Hochul, and information on how to donate to the site's sponsor -- the Coalition of Americans for Political Equality.

   But Davis said Wednesday he is not running for Congress and knows nothing about the site or the political action committee sponsoring it. Ditto for Curtis Ellis, Davis' long time spokesman and political point man.

   "I'm not running," Davis said Wednesday. "I never heard of this."

   "That makes two of us," Ellis added.

   Indeed, Davis said as recently as Tuesday that he will support Iraq War veteran David Bellavia in the GOP primary against Chris Collins for the right to oppose Hochul in November.

   So why all this effort by the Washington-based group that describes its goal  on its website as putting "the power in the hands of an informed and active citizenry to change the political landscape in 2012 and beyond?"

     Nobody answered the phone at the group's Washington headquarters. And Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts recently asked the group to nix a series of ads it spoonsored on his behalf, according to the Huffington Post.

   Davis, president of the I Square R Element Co. in Akron, made it clear the group is acting without his authorization.

   "Let me know if you hear anything," he said. "I've got some heating elements to sell."

--Robert J. McCarthy

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

About Politics Now

Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

[email protected]


Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

[email protected]


Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

@jillterreri | [email protected]


Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

@JerryZremski | [email protected]

Subscribe

Advertisement