Lawmaker Switches Parties, To Seek Rahall's Seat

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Democrat Cabell County Sen. Evan Jenkins is now a Republican candidate for Congress.

Jenkins switched his party registration on Wednesday and announced that he will seek Democrat Rep. Nick Rahall's 3rd District seat in 2014.

Jenkins made the announcement at the Cabell County Courthouse in Huntington. He wants to fight what he calls Washington's assault on West Virginia, its residents' freedom and jobs.

It's not the first time he's switched parties. Jenkins went from the GOP to the Democratic Party in 1993, a year before he began serving in the House of Delegates.

Rahall says Jenkins' party switching isn't for public service, but for self service.

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