Friday, September 15, 2006
Will Some GOP'ers Jump Ship If The Dems Take Over Congress?
This is something I haven't seen mentioned anywhere, but it does have a historical precedent.
Back in 1994, after the Republicans took over the House and the Senate, a few Democrats switched party affiliations (Richard Shelby and Ben Nighthorse Campbell in the Senate, Jimmy Hayes and Billy Tauzin in the House) in order to stay in the majority after the Democratic Party lost control of Congress.
With the prospect of a Democratic takeover becoming more and more likely every day, it's time to think of which Republicans might be willing to switch parties in order to maintain their majority status.
UPDATE: The GOP police blotter just got a little longer, with Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) about to plead guilty to influence-peddling...