Monday’s loss to the Democratic Party was yet another. A state legislator fled to The GOP. According to The Advocate, this is the third such incident in one month.
The Advocate reported that Jeremy LaCombe (a state representative) is leaving the party. After Rep. Francis Thompson’s switch that gave GOP a supermajority, Jeremy LaCombe will become the second Louisiana House Democrat to flip Republican. This announcement came days after North Carolina state Rep. Tricia Cohen turned red to give North Carolina Republicans a supermajority.
Rep. Sam Jenkins, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, informed the Advocate that “House Democrats” will stand for working people in Louisiana. ”
LaCombe was elected to his seat with 68% votes in the 2019 special election. According to The Advocate, he was elected to a full term in 2019 special election with 68% of votes. He was defeated by Caleb Kleinpeter, a Republican, by nearly nine points.
According his campaign website, the Republican who is now representing District 18 is a small business owner, director of Janell Legier LaCombe Cancer Fund and a former member of the Chamber of Commerce board.
John Bel Edwards, a term-limited Democratic Governor, will resign in November. Republicans see this as an opportunity to win a seat in the legislature and make the state red.
LaCombe did not immediately respond to Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.