The Real Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (If He Wins)

by | Oct 12, 2004

Frank Capra’s 1939 classic, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, reveals one man’s brave attempt to negotiate a thoroughly corrupt system–the United States Congress. In a case of real life imitating art, we now have Jack Davis, a lifelong Republican from upstate New York running for his district’s House seat as a Democrat. Mr. Davis, a grandfather of 13, and owner of a manufacturing company, is running to save American jobs, something he knows about on a first-hand basis. Workers at his plant make $25/hour on average.