The Campaign Spot

25 Democrat State Lawmakers Have Flipped Parties

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….

Most Popular

Law & the Courts

The Second(-Class) Amendment

Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth in a series of articles in which Mr. Yoo and Mr. Phillips will lay out a course of constitutional restoration, pointing out areas where the Supreme Court has driven the Constitution off its rails and the ways the current Court can put it back on track. The first entry ... Read More

The Brexit Crisis

After what seem like years of a phony war, British and European Union negotiators finally agreed on the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU earlier this week, and Theresa May announced it in the House of Commons. The deal covers more than 500 pages of legal and bureaucratic prose, and few but the ... Read More

Friends of Elmer

Do you know what scares an American outdoorsman more than a grizzly bear? Twitter. In the late summer and early autumn, the hunting world had its eyes on the courts: The Trump administration had issued new guidance that would permit the hunting of brown bears (popularly known as grizzly bears), including in ... Read More