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Mississippi State Representative switches parties

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May 11, 2010

JACKSON, Mississippi: After representing the people of District 44 for six years as a Democrat, State Rep. C. Scott Bounds has decided to switch parties and become a Republican. Bounds announced his decision on May 10 at Republican Party headquarters in Jackson. His switch brings the balance of power in the House to 50 Republicans and 72 Democrats.[1]

Bounds cited his conservative principles as reason for the change, stating, “The beliefs of effective, fiscally responsible and service oriented government, but not wasteful government, are the principles on which I represent my constituency. The Mississippi Republican Party embraces these same beliefs. I am changing parties, but I am not changing anything about myself or my desire and proven ability to serve each and every one of my constituents. I will continue to respond to the inquiries and needs of my constituency as I always have."[2]

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