It was a star spangled afternoon at a recent GOP 11th district congressional convention in Marietta.
Incumbent Congressman Barry Loudermilk, was on hand, as were his opponents.
Congressional candidate Billy Davis, a political newcomer, told the audience to look at his record as a successful businessman.
So, the FOX 5 I-Team did.
Our investigation found Davis was a felon, who served time in 1997, for lying on a loan application.
I asked him why he would run for Congress and Mr. David replied: “Why shouldn't I. I'm an American.”
Our investigation also found Davis was once a State Senator in Arizona during the late 1980’s. But, Davis admitted, a panel of his fellow Senators rebuked him after investigating a local couple’s complaint.
According to newspaper articles, Freeda and Harold Shipley said Davis “lied” and “stole” their business from them. They later obtained a $782,560 judgment against Mr. Davis.
We also found Davis filed multiple bankruptcies;he said it only shows he was using the law of the land to keep his business going.
Davis says he is running for Congress to give back to the community.
Details of all these events can be seen in the accompanying video.