‘American Cities Need Republicans’: Democratic Mayor of Dallas Switches Parties

Posted on AllSides September 22nd, 2023
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The Democratic mayor of Dallas, Eric Johnson, announced Friday that he is crossing the political aisle and joining the Republican Party, citing the failure of progressive policies in combating crime, homelessness, and drugs.

“When my career in elected office ends in 2027 on the inauguration of my successor as mayor, I will leave office as a Republican. I realize this will come as a surprise to many,” Johnson wrote in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. “The future of America’s great urban centers depends on the willingness of the nation’s...

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