Some Democrats have expressed concern that Socialist Democrat Bernie Sanders will drive moderates from their party both at the national and state level. Sanders is currently leading the field of Democratic presidential candidates and could face off against Republican President Trump.
Political news from the state of Mississippi may prove there is reason to worry.
Eight political officials who were Democrats or independents have reportedly switched to Republicans.
WLBT Channel 3 reports that one of the "party switchers," 13th Circuit Court District Attorney Matt Sullivan, said “There are conservatives Democrats all across the state of Mississippi and there was once upon a time when the conservative Democrats controlled this state. It’s a new day in Mississippi and I believe the Republican party is growing and there’s a place in the Republican party for people like me.”
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