The Most Popular Democrats That Were Once Republicans Politicians

The Most Popular Democrats That Were Once Republicans

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List Criteria: U.S. Democrats who were once affiliated with the Republican party

There's no shortage of flip-flopping in politics. These popular current Democrats were at one time proud and active members of the Republican Party. Democratic politicians from all across the US, have changed their mind and flipped sides of the isle for one reason or another. This is a list of the most popular names in Democratic Party, members who were former members of the other major party in the US, the GOP.

The list includes former ultra-Liberal House of Representative Michael Forbes. Also, in this list is former & f*ture Alabama candidate for Governor and NBA Hall of Famer, Charles Barkley, who was a registered Democrat who converted over to the Republican Party in 1995 and again in 2008. We can’t forget Mr. Flip-Flop, former long-time Republican Senator Arlen Specter and who was ousted as a Democrat in 2009 and then voted out office in 2011.

This list of famous Democrats who were once Republicans might be shorter than the list of Republicans who were once Democrats but it still includes some popular names. 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 districts. Vote for who you think is the most influential Democrat that used to be a Rep. And if you find a popular democrat who isn't featured, add him to the bottom of our list and rank ‘em up!


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    • Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Age: age 66
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Titles: Senator
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    Hillary Clinton
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    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Age: age 68
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    • Titles: First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State
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    Charlie Crist
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    • Birthplace: Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Age: age 59
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Titles: Governor
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    • Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
    • Age: age 77
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    • Titles: Mayor, Governor, Attorney general, Secretary of State
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    James E. Webb
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    • Birthplace: North Carolina, United States of America
    • Age: Died at 86 (1906-1992)
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    John Lindsay
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    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Age: Died at 79 (1921-2000)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Titles: Mayor
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    Teresa Heinz Kerry

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    Arlen Specter
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    • Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, USA
    • Age: Died at 82 (1930-2012)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Titles: Senator
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    • Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Age: age 63
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
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    • Birthplace: Michigan, United States of America
    • Age: age 53
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    John Yarmuth
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    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Age: age 68
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Titles: Member of Congress
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    Michael Forbes
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    • Birthplace: Riverhead, New York, United States of America
    • Age: age 63
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    • Birthplace: Minnesota, United States of America
    • Age: age 68
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    Henry A. Wallace
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    • Birthplace: Orient, Orient Township, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
    • Age: Died at 77 (1888-1965)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Titles: Vice President
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    • Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, United States of America
    • Age: Died at 76 (1925-2001)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Titles: Governor
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    Mike Doyle

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    • Titles: Councillor
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    Pete Stark
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    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, United States of America, Wisconsin, United States, with Territories, + more
    • Age: age 84
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Party (if partisan): Democratic Party
    • Titles: Member of Congress
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    Chris Koster
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    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Age: age 51
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Titles: Attorney general
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    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731, + more
    • Age: age 72
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