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25 Democrat State Lawmakers Have Flipped Parties



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The good folks at GOPAC provide a list of the 25 members of state legislatures who switched from the Democrat party to Republicans since Election Day:

2010 State Legislative Party Switchers

(as of December 30, 2010)

1.     Representative Allan Boothe – Alabama House

2.     Representative Steve Hurst – Alabama House

3.     Representative Mike Millican –Alabama House

4.     Representative Lesley Vance – Alabama House

5.     Senator Tim Golden – Georgia Senate

6.     Representative Ellis Black – Georgia House

7.     Representative Amy Carter – Georgia House

8.     Representative Mike Cheokas – Georgia House

9.     Representative Bubber Epps – Georgia House

10.  Representative Gerald Greene – Georgia House

11.  Representative Bob Hanner – Georgia House

12.  Representative Doug McKillip – Georgia House

13.  Representative Alan Powell – Georgia House

14.  Senator Chris Steineger – Kansas Senate

15.  Senator John Alario – Louisiana Senate

16.  Senator John Smith – Louisiana Senate

17.  Representative Noble Ellington – Louisiana Senate

18.  Representative Walker Hines – Louisiana House

19.  Representative Fred Mills – Louisiana House

20.  Representative Michael Willette – Maine House

21.  Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith – Mississippi Senate

22.  Representative Bobby Shows – Mississippi House

23.  Senator Eldon Nygarrd – South Dakota Senate

24.  Representative Allan Ritter – Texas House

25.  Representative Aaron Pena – Texas House

GOPAC Chairman Frank Donatelli: “We are pleased with the decision of these men and women to leave the Democratic Party and join with us.  They are adding to the ranks of Americans who want to put result-oriented ideas into action to get us moving in the right direction. Each of these legislators’ insight, experience, and commitment to common-sense, conservative policies will make our Party stronger.”

I suspect quite a few Tea Party members will be wary of the new guys until they demonstrate consistent fiscally-conservative stands….


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