Here is Erick’s interview with Rep. Warren Davidson conducted at the Resurgent Gathering today. (Sorry for the phone video quality and the brief drop part way through.) Below the video is some background information on Rep. Davidson.
Rep. Warren Davidson (R — OH) may not be the best known conservative Congressman on the scene today, but his district and the man he replaced make him one of the most heartwarming stories in recent times.
He is a West Point graduate, former Army Ranger, and holds a Notre Dame MBA. Following his service in the US Army, he returned to Ohio to help in his family’s manufacturing business before starting his own small business. He was the Chairman of the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association before entering politics, so he has experience in the real world outside politics — a rare thing in politicians these days. This is significant, since he has a background in the world of manufacturing in the “Rust Belt”, which was a crucial part of the swing vote that carried Trump to victory.
He is also a devout Christian, having met his wife when she was setting up Backyard Bible Clubs for churches in Ohio many years ago. They are married with two children.
He entered politics in 2015 for the first time to compete in a special election for former Speaker of the House John Boehner’s seat when he stepped down. Davidson won the GOP nomination in a crowded field and went on to win the special election. He was then re-elected to his first full term in 2016.
It is truly ironic that Rep. Davidson won Speaker Boehner’s seat, since Rep. Davidson is a member of the House Freedom Caucus – the long-time thorn in Boehner’s side.
Rep. Davidson has fought for conservatism during his time in Congress, boasting a 100% Liberty Score from Conservative Review. He has a background to understand small business, workers, and the current political environment that is playing out in Washington today. Rep. Davidson has insight worth listening to from tariffs to working class voters to crafting a winning conservative message.
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