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The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats  

Jennifer Lee
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List Rules 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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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)
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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
JeremiahMoses added
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Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
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Mike Pence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
age 60
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Herman Cain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
age 74
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Rudy Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
udontneedtoknowmyname added age 75
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Elizabeth Dole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
RobLein added age 83
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Michele Bachmann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
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Joe Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
age 77
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Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
age 69
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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
CaliforniaMapper added Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)
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Phil Gramm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
age 77
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Amy Tuck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
age 56
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Jesse Helms is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
Dec. at 87 (1921-2008)
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John Connally is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
RobLein added Dec. at 76 (1917-1993)
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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
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Trent Lott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
age 78
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Nathan Deal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
age 77
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Richard Shelby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
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Ben Nighthorse Campbell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
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Hannibal Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
Dec. at 82 (1809-1891)
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Sonny Perdue is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
MichaelP.McMahon added age 73
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Walter B. Jones, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
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Norm Coleman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
age 70
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Strom Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats
Dec. at 101 (1902-2003)