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List of American politicians who switched parties in office

The following American politicians switched parties while they were holding elected office.

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  2. ^ "Maverick Democratic Rep. Eugene Atkinson of Pennsylvania -- who..." UPI. Archived from the original on 2018-06-27. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  3. ^ Times-Picayune, The (2011-02-03). "Attorney General Buddy Caldwell switches to Republican". nola.com. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  4. ^ Seelye, Katharine Q. (1995-03-04). "Democrats Lose Senate Seat With Switch by Coloradan". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2018-11-20. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  5. ^ "Carmichael switches to Republican Party - Franklin County Times". Franklin County Times. 2002-05-07. Archived from the original on 2018-11-28. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  6. ^ "Gov. Chafee Officially Joins Democratic Party | Campaign 2014 | WPRI.com". web.archive.org. 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  7. ^ "Norm Coleman - Minnesota Senator". web.archive.org. 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  8. ^ "Arkansas Rep. Linda Collins-Smith switches to GOP". DeseretNews.com. 2011-08-10. Archived from the original on 2018-10-05. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  9. ^ Press, The Associated (2012-12-08). "Charlie Crist, Former Florida Governor, Joins Democratic Party". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  10. ^ "Kentucky clerk opposed to gay marriage to run for 2018 re-election". NBC News. Archived from the original on 2019-05-09. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  11. ^ Sun, Baltimore (1995-04-11). "Georgia Congressman Deserts Demos / Nathan Deal is third to switch to GOP since Nov. 8". SFGate. Archived from the original on 2019-04-21. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  12. ^ Mexican, Andrew Oxford | The New. "Dunn switches to Libertarian Party". Santa Fe New Mexican. Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  13. ^ Barrow, Bill (2010-12-18). "Louisiana Republicans take first House majority since Reconstruction with latest party switch". nola.com. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
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  18. ^ "SFBG News | November 15, 2000 | opinion | Why I turned Green". web.archive.org. 2005-03-05. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  19. ^ "Senator Avel Gordly renounces party politics - BlueOregon". www.blueoregon.com. Archived from the original on 2018-11-16. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  20. ^ "Democrat in House switches to GOP". Boston.com. Archived from the original on 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  21. ^ Mcgaughy, Lauren (2013-06-01). "State Sen. Elbert Guillory, now a Republican, says Democratic Party chair remarks helped spur his switch". nola.com. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  22. ^ "CNN.com - Texas Rep. Hall switches to GOP - Jan. 3, 2004". www.cnn.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
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  24. ^ "Sen. Hyde-Smith joins Republicans - Daily Leader". Daily Leader. 2010-12-28. Archived from the original on 2019-04-10. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
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  26. ^ Graff, Christopher (May 24, 2001). "Jeffords Leaves Republican Party". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 30 December 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  27. ^ Livingston, Abby; Livingston, Abby (2013-07-31). "Democrat Switches Parties to Challenge Rahall (Updated) #WV03". Roll Call. Archived from the original on 2018-10-30. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  28. ^ "Johnson, Dean Elton - Legislator Record - Minnesota Legislators Past & Present". www.leg.state.mn.us. Archived from the original on 2017-03-05. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  29. ^ Kabler, Phil. "WV Gov. Justice switching political parties, returning to GOP". Charleston Gazette-Mail. Archived from the original on 2018-10-19. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  30. ^ Scott, Robert Travis; Times-Picayune, The. "Treasurer bolts to GOP". NOLA.com. Archived from the original on 2014-04-27. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  31. ^ Walton, Don. "Krist drops independent bid, will challenge Ricketts as a Democrat". JournalStar.com. Archived from the original on 2018-08-18. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  32. ^ "Expelled Rep. Lebsock changed party prior to vote, giving State House seat to GOP". FOX31 Denver. 2018-03-03. Archived from the original on 2018-06-20. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  33. ^ "Ocala Star-Banner - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  34. ^ "Martinez Switches to GOP in His Final Term". Los Angeles Times. 2000-07-27. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  35. ^ Salzer, James. "Sonny Perdue From Democrat to Georgia GOP leader". ajc. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  36. ^ "50 things you need to know about Rick Perry | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Texas Politics | The Dallas Morning News". web.archive.org. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  37. ^ "Donald W. Riegle, Jr. | University of Michigan-Flint". www.umflint.edu. Archived from the original on 2019-01-02. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  38. ^ "ROBINSON, Tommy Franklin - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  39. ^ "The Milwaukee Journal - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  40. ^ "Vermont auditor Tom Salmon switches parties, joins GOP: Times Argus Online". web.archive.org. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  41. ^ Thornton, William (2019-03-03). "Richard Shelby now Alabama's longest serving senator". al.com. Archived from the original on 2019-03-31. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  42. ^ Hulse, Carl (2002-09-12). "Campaign Season; G.O.P. Is Relieved At Republican's Loss". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2018-11-06. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  43. ^ WRITER, By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF. "Sen. Specter dies; his fighting spirit praised". inquirer.com. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  44. ^ Shenon, Philip (2001-08-17). "Floyd Spence, South Carolina Congressman, Dies at 73". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  45. ^ Silverman, Amy (October 13, 1993). "The Stealth Congressman". Phoenix New Times. Archived from the original on September 24, 2018.
  46. ^ "As Democratic rural losses increase, state Rep. Tadlock says he is changing Parties, not changing sides | The City Sentinel". Archived from the original on 2019-04-05. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  47. ^ Mccaughan, Michael (2010-03-22). "Health Care Reform A Done Deal: Pharma Bets On The Right Horse". The IN VIVO Blog. Archived from the original on 2019-02-18. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  48. ^ "THURMOND BREAK IS MADE OFFICIAL; He Will Work as Republican for Goldwater Election". The New York Times. 1964-09-17. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2018-09-27. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  49. ^ "After losing Utah election, Watkins breaks with Democratic Party". The Salt Lake Tribune. Archived from the original on 2018-11-27. Retrieved 2019-06-14.