Skip to comments.Lifelong Democratic mayor joins Republican Party (NC alert)
Posted on 05/30/2012 4:52:14 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Mayor Rick Murphreys views on tax policy, the national debt and social issues like same-sex marriage have led the lifelong Democrat to switch his party affiliation to Republican.
Murphrey and his wife, Sandra, filed new voter registration forms on Wednesday, Cleveland County Deputy Elections Director Meloni Wray confirmed. The seven-term mayor said his conservative political views more closely match those of the Republican Party.
As we look at both parties and focus on the upcoming election, we want to be in a party that is focused on reducing the national debt and that is lowering corporate taxes so industries can invest in machinery, expand and create new jobs, Murphrey said.
Murphrey became a Democrat when he first registered to vote at age 18. He said he and his wife discussed their views and both decided to switch parties.
Its something weve been talking about for a long time, and weve made our decision, Murphrey said. Its for life. Its not just for one election.
Murphrey said he supports a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, a measure most Democrats oppose. He said Wednesday that the amendment is one of the things we evaluated in our decision.
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This is good news and there’s more.
In Maryland, the Queen Anne’s County DA has become a Republican.
A former Democratic National Committeewoman in Pennsylvania who once served on her local city council and ran for Blair County Commissioner has become a Republican now.
There are others, as well, inculding the Michigan state Representative who bolted (reported on another thread). Taken together, this and other defections are a good sign.
Public teet sucker. Goin’ with the flow.
The number of such defections is increasing.
Rats jumping a sinking ship to further their political careers.
All these converts need to have extra attention paid to them...never forget, they are RATS jumping ship...
I trust no RATS...
In the last four years the democratic party has taken an extreme hard left turn and Obama has managed by his arrogance and extreme positions to alienate many middle of the road democrats Who don't necessarily Vote ideological but with their pocket and some important social issues
As republicans we should accept them with open arms.....and welcome them to join the sane party
This is going to be a flood.
0bama has made being a Democrat toxic. Anti-Americanism and destroying jobs is not a good platform on which to run.
It’s good but all these Switchers need to be watched carefully.
We don’t need democrats in disguise. I pray and hope they are genuine and become solid conservatives and work for conservative principles.
That party left conservatives on the national level in 1896.