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