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With W.Va. heading right, some state Dems flip to GOP for midterms
Reported by: Associated Press
Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:01 AM EDT
As Republicans rally for more control in West Virginia, some Democrats jumped ship and are running as Republicans against former colleagues.
In August, Mike Queen turned Republican for a Senate run after serving as a Democratic House delegate two decades ago. He faces the winner of the Democratic primary.
Clarksburg councilwoman Margaret Bailey switched to run in a crowded Harrison House race. Del. Ryan Ferns also went to the GOP to face Sen. Rocky Fitzsimmons.
In the state House of Delegates, a four-seat swing in the midterms would put the GOP in power for the first time in 85 years.