Mrs. Davis filed documents with the Missouri Ethics Commission Nov. 2, changing her campaign committee status from this year's failed state senate campaign to a run for statewide office in the August 2012 primary.
Mrs. Davis, who was term-limited after spending eight years in the House, was defeated by incumbent Scott Rupp in the Senate primary, but has maintained a power base as chairman of the St. Charles County Republican Party and has indicated she will continue to write weekly columns.
In this week's column, Mrs. Davis boasted of the award she received recently from the Young Conservaties of America, designating her as the Most Constitutional Legislator in Missouri:
A committee evaluated all the bills that were passed and using objective criteria rated each legislator strictly on his or her voting record. When I found out this group was only considering actual votes, I knew I had a good chance of winning. The old expression is “Actions speak louder than words”. The YOUNG Conservatives of America really means it when they say it’s about how you vote; and frankly, that is what counts when it comes to honest representation. The country has suffered at the hands of those who have a smooth talk during election time, then side with the highest bidder or their “best buddies” when it is time to vote. The nature of a democratic republic form of government is that we are supposed to trust the person in office to vote according to the principles he stood for when he ran for office. Many voters have experienced that sense of betrayal when their office-holder pivots on important issues.In last week's column, Mrs. Davis showed he had not lost any of her ability to generate controversy, something which brought her to national attention in the summer of 2009 when she commented that "hunger is a great motivator for children."
The questions the YOUNG Conservatives of America used to rate legislation are as follows:
1. Is this a proper function of government?
2. Does legislation *create* favoritism? (in any manner)
3. Does legislation have (favorable or negative) impact? (anything..?)
4. Does legislation create a fee for service scenario that only government can provide?
5. Does legislation impact personal liberty or freedom?
6. Does legislation undermine personal responsibility?
7. Does legislation create a means by which a government entity or government employees can abuse a taxpayer approved tax or amendment?
8. Can legislation be currently enforced under existing laws?
As I noted last week, Mrs. Davis wrote the following statements, which would have been about a year's work for many columnists all in one columns:
-Women who get abortions after rape or incest are compared to prostitutes.
-There is an "irreversible, eternal, transcendental bond" between a woman and the man who gets her pregnant (based on the way this is written, it seems to indicate that includes a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest).
-Military women who get pregnant are compared to thieves, cheaters, and liars.
-Men won't get pregnant. (God bless them!)
-Nobody gets pregnant without a man.