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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:01 PM

Party Switch: State Rep. Andy Mckean Flips From R To D

Source: Iowa Starting Line

State Representative Andy McKean is switching sides. The Republican legislator from Jones County decided today to leave his party and join Democrats in the Iowa House.

First elected to the Iowa House in 1978, McKean left the Legislature after several terms in the Iowa Senate in 2003. He made his return in the 2016 election, winning what used to be a swing seat in Eastern Iowa.

But the Republican Party he came back to was not the one he used to know.

A moderate Republican, McKean split with his party on many key votes in recent years, including the 2017 collective bargaining and workers compensation bills. He was the only Republican earlier this year to side with Democrats on an amendment to a proposed constitutional amendment on gun rights. He also joined Democrats last week in voting against a bill that allowed stun guns on college campuses. And McKean was the sole Republican to oppose the party’s push to change how the process of selecting judges in Iowa.

Read more: https://iowastartingline.com/2019/04/23/party-switch-state-rep-andy-mckean-flips-from-r-to-d/



Puts Democratic control within 4 seats

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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:29 AM

1. Moving this back to the top for visibility

I can only hope this becomes a trend and all our country wakes up.

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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:20 AM

2. "If this is the new normal, I want no part of it": Iowa's longest-serving Republican leaves party

David Fahrenthold Retweeted

"If this is the new normal, I want no part of it": Citing Trump, Iowa’s longest-serving Republican leaves party


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