Two more state lawmakers switch to GOP

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Published: January 20,2011

Tags: political parties, Politics, state government

JACKSON — Two more Mississippi lawmakers have switched from Democrat to Republican.

State Reps. Margaret Rogers of New Albany and Russ Nowell of Louisville announced their switch today during a news conference at the state Republican Party headquarters in Jackson.

With the changes, there are now 53 Republicans and 68 Democrats in the state House of Representatives, with one vacant seat.

In late December, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Brookhaven and Rep. Bobby Shows of Ellisville switched from Democrat to Republican.

There are 26 Republicans and 25 Democrats in the state Senate, with one vacancy.

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One Response to “Two more state lawmakers switch to GOP”

  1. Andra Says:

    They were always republican at heart…this was the best route to the House and Senate by way of Democratic wins in their respective districs.

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