(CNN) – Known for seconding the nomination of Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, Artur Davis is now denouncing the Democratic Party and leaving the door open to a future political bid as a Republican.
The former Alabama congressman announced on his website Tuesday night that he is switching his voter registration to Virginia, where he said he has lived since 2010, a move that represents a "closing of one chapter and perhaps the opening of another."
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"I don't know and am nowhere near deciding," Davis wrote on his website about a potential future campaign. "If I were to run, it would be as a Republican."
Davis, the former four term congressman who lost his Democratic primary bid for Alabama governor in 2010, said individuals have suggested he run for a congressional seat in northern Virginia or a seat in the Virginia legislature.
Whatever his future holds, he said it will not play out with him as a member of the Democratic Party, a party he said has changed greatly since the Bill Clinton administration.
Although Davis was a supporter of Barack Obama during the 2008 election, he sometimes bucked his party in Congress and voted against the president's signature health care law. And in his latest writing he said "the symbolism of Barack Obama winning has not given us the substance of a united country."
Davis took issue with the federal government weighing in on immigration at the state level and an agenda that would "punish businesses and job creators with more taxes."
"Wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities," Davis wrote.