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Oct 26, 2010 4:48 PM by Kate Mundy

Lt. Governor Scott Angelle Switches Political Parties

Lt. Governor Scott Angelle is now the newest member of the Republican Party.

He made the switch announcement today at the Republican Leadership Summit in Baton Rouge. The announcement drew a standing ovation from the crowd.

One of the reasons for the switch: his dissatisfaction with energy policies by Democrats on a national level.

Governor Bobby Jindal selected Angelle to replace Mitch Landrieu after he was elected as New Orleans Mayor. Prior to his interim role as Lt. Governor, Angelle served as Department of Natural Resources Secretary.




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