Six Democrats and two Independents have just switched allegiances to the Republican Party in Mississippi in large part because of the radical Bernie Sanders.
Welcome to the down-ballot Dem nightmare scenario if Bernie wins the nomination with only 30-40% of the Dem vote.
“We have had a relentless focus on switching conservative Democrats over to the Republican Party,” said MSGOP Chairman Lucien Smith.
“They recognize increasingly that there is only one party that represents the conservative values of our state and that is the Republican Party.”
“We are in a scenario in this country where you can choose to be a member of the party led by Donald J. Trump or you can choose to be a member of the socialist Democratic Party led by Bernie Sanders, “added Governor Tate Reeves.
The eight officials who joined the MSGOP are:
Matt Sullivan, District Attorney for the Thirteenth Circuit Court District (Covington, Jasper, Simpson and Smith Counties), (Former Democrat)
Guy Easterling, Chancery Clerk (Former Independent)
Bobby Wayne Mooney, Justice Court Judge for the Northern District of Covington County (Former Independent)
Cindy Austin, Chancery Clerk (Former Democrat)
Anthony Grayson, Circuit Clerk (Former Democrat)
Mary Lou Powell, Tax Assessor-Collector (Former Democrat)
Danny Arender, Beat 4 Supervisor (Former Democrat)
Hulon West, Justice Court Judge for the Southern District of Smith County (Former Democrat)