Switiching Political Parties

TitleSwitiching Political Parties
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDodds, R, Carr, E, Diaz-Sprague, R, Dillard, B, Jones, J, Matalski, M, Miller, R, Potthast, A, Russell, T
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractPoliticans have switched parties for as long as political parties have been in place. In 2004, U.S. Representative Ralph Hall made the switch from Democrat to Republican. He stated that he did so because the Democratic Party refused his request for district appropriations because he voted against a bill supported by the Democratic Party. Another motivation in his switch may have come from Hall's appreciation for being spared a potentially career devastating blow in the redistricting that cost many Texas Democrats their seats in 2003.
NotesCase from 2006 Regional Ethics Bowls, 2006. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2006 http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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