Dallas mayor switches to GOP, making city the largest led by a Republican

Posted on AllSides September 22nd, 2023
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The mayor of Dallas is switching parties after serving in public office for years as a Democrat, making the north Texas city the country’s largest led by a Republican.

Eric Johnson, a former Democratic Texas state lawmaker, wrote in an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal on Friday that he was switching parties because “too many Democrats insist on virtue signaling,” and argued that Democratic policies have not sufficiently addressed crime and homelessness.

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