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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:43 PM

New Hampshire lawmaker switches parties, joining Democrats because of GOP views on vaccines and mask

Source: Washington Post

A New Hampshire state representative “reluctantly” switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democratic on Tuesday, citing state Republicans’ opposition to masks and coronavirus vaccines.

Rep. William Marsh said party extremists are edging out moderates like him, and that he had planned quietly to retire but felt his hand was forced by what he called Republicans’ refusal to take reasonable health precautions.

“Politics, I'm afraid, is a team sport,” he told The Washington Post. “You’ve got to work with other people, and if nobody's interested in what you have to say, you might as well go home.”

Marsh’s announcement comes as the nation faces a new surge of coronavirus cases fueled by the highly transmissible delta variant. Daily numbers are rising across the country, including in the Granite State, where infections have increased 16 percent from last week and deaths are up 36 percent.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/15/new-hampshire-republican-democrat-covid/

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bucolic_frolic Sep 15 #1
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:50 PM

1. Nothing motivates a politician like staying in office ./nt

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 10:21 PM

2. In his case, I think he still plans on retiring

Just not quietly as he had originally planned

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Response to rpannier (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 01:16 AM

3. Great, So Another A-Hole repub Will Take His Place Come Election Time nt

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