Gop House Leader Says More Democrats Considering Party Switch

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Wednesday’s news of Rep. Linda Collins-Smith’s party switch from the Democratic Party to Republican Party led to speculation that other Democrats may be considering a similar move.

Currently, Democrats now hold a slim 54-46 majority over Republicans in the House after Collins-Smith’s transfer to the GOP.  In the State Senate, Democrats have a 20-15 advantage.

House Minority Leader John Burris (R-Harrison) was asked by AP reporter Andrew DeMillo if he was in talks with other Democrats about changing their partisan stripes.

"Yes," said Burris in a post-press conference Q&A. He said he didn’t want to say how many members, but acknowledged that it was "multiple" members.

Burris said the talks with potential party-switchers are all in different stages.

"They all vary. It goes from conversations in the quiet room to actual sitting down and looking at more information," he added.

You can view his full comments in this video courtesy of Talk Business’ Jason Tolbert.

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