December 29, 2010

AS THE CIVIL WAR WINDS DOWN...:

3 elected Mississippi Democrats switch to GOP (HOLBROOK MOHR, 12/28/10, Associated Press)

State Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, state Rep. Bobby Shows and Simpson County Superintendent of Education Joe Welch announced the changes in their party affiliation during a news conference Tuesday at Mississippi Republican Party headquarters in Jackson. [...]

Shows, who is from Ellisville and has served in the House since 1992, said he's the same man he was when elected 19 years ago as a conservative Democrat. It's the Democratic Party, Shows said, that has changed.

Shows said there's an element of the Democratic Party leadership in Mississippi that believes the party is no longer a place for white conservatives.


Nor straight men.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at December 29, 2010 7:59 AM
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