A famous politician has reportedly decided to switch party affiliations. He is said to be doing it publicly at tonight’s rally for President Trump.
According to the New York Times, Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia, a Democrat who was elected last year even as President Trump carried the state by 42 points, is expected to announce Thursday night at a rally with Mr. Trump that he is changing parties, according to three sources familiar with the plans.
The announcement comes after President Trump promised a “very big announcement” at the rally tonight. The President told reporters the news while speaking to them on Thursday.
The New York Times says that Mr. Justice, a billionaire coal and real estate magnate, ran as a conservative Democrat and declined to endorse Hillary Clinton in 2016. The move to switch party affiliations isn’t that surprising to some people.
The Governor also gave money to both parties in past elections. He has also registered as a member of both parties in the past.
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