Democrat in Louisiana Legislature switches to GOP, giving Republicans a supermajority

The longest-serving Democrat in the Louisiana state legislature, Francis Thompson is switching to the GOP giving Republicans a super majority in Baton Rouge for the first time in the state’s history…

On Friday, the Louisiana GOP put out a press release that Thompson was switching parties, giving them a 70-vote supermajority. He was first elected to the state legislature as a Democrat in 1975, according to Newsweek.

The former Democrat-turned Republican said his values and principles guided his decision to switch.



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