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