April 21, 2023

Another Democrat Jumps Ship

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By Jackson Kincaid


In Brief:

Another blow to the Democratic party last week as yet another from within their own ranks jumped ship to the Republican party.

The Background: 

Louisiana Rep. Jeremy LaCombe has announced he has left the Democratic party and is registering as a Republican. 

LaCombe has yet to publicly state what prompted this decision, however this is the 2nd blow the Democratic party in Louisiana has suffered in less than a month. And the 3rd nationwide, following North Carolina’s Rep. Tricia Cotham made the change. 

Louisiana state Rep. Francis Thompson gave Republicans in the state House a supermajority after he switched his party affiliation North Carolina state Rep. Tricia Cotham gave Republicans in the state House a supermajority with her switch as well.

The switches come as President Biden faces a near-record low approval rating among key groups, including women (43% now vs. 42% low), voters ages 45+ (41% vs. 39% low), suburban voters (41% vs. 39% low), rural voters (31% vs. 30% low) and Democrats (81% vs. 78% low) – Democratic men in particular (79% vs. 78% low), according to a recent Fox News poll.


Notable Quotes: 

“The push the past several years by Democratic leadership on both the national and state level to support certain issues does not align with those values and principles that are a part of my Christian life.” –  Rep. Francis Thompson (D, now R-LA)




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