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The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats

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List Criteria: Includes Republican politicians who were at one time registered as Democrats

The GOP boasts a wide range of new politicians who once claimed their allegiance to the Democrats. These new Republicans changed their mind and flipped sides of the isle for one reason or another. This is a list of the most influential GOP members who were former members of the other major party in the US the Democratic Party. The list includes former ultra-Conservative President Ronald Regan as a former Liberal. Also, in this list is current GOP Presidential nomination hopeful and former Democrat Rick Perry. Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City right wing Herman Cain was a Democrat. Another flip-flopper and Republican Presidential nominee hopeful, Minnesota Representative, Michelle Bachman as a left wing liberal back in high school. Even the Mayor of New York City, the current billionaire media tycoon Michael Bloomberg was a Democrat in his earlier days. Rounding out the top is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice who was a Democrat prior to her move over to the GOP. Switching political affiliation dates back a few centuries as judges and governors looked to win influence over their representatives and senators to gain political power across the isles of Congress and in their district.

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    Tampico, Illinois, USA

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    Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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    Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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    Waterloo, Iowa, United States of America

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    Eastern United States, Stamford, Fairfield County

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    New York City, USA, New York

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    Texas, Haskell County, Contiguous United States

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    New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Salisbury, North Carolina, United States of America

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    Maben, Mississippi, United States of America

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    Monroe, Union County, United States of America

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    Columbus, Indiana, United States of America

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    Fort Benning, Georgia, United States of America

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    Auburn, California, USA

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    St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

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    Grenada, Mississippi, United States of America

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    Paris, Maine, United States of America

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    Texas, Wilson County, Floresville

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    Eastern North Carolina, Atlantic coastal plain, Pitt County

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    Millen, Georgia, United States of America

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    Edgefield, South Carolina, United States of America

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    Elwood, Madison County, United States of America

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    Frank Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats

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    Frank Rizzo Pennsylvania, Area code 215, Contiguous United States

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    Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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    Bismarck, North Dakota, United States of America

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    New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division ...

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    Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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    Milton H. Hamilton, Jr is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats

    Milton H. Hamilton, Jr

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    Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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    New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States

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    Long Beach, California, United States of America

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    New York City, Area code 917, Glendale

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    Houston County, Perry, United States of America

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    Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States of America

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    Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

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    California, United States of America

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