prospect of Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick, the least loyal Democrat in
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's stable, switching parties has been raised
by Republicans in a story in CQ's Roll Call. "Democratic Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Walt Minnick (Idaho) and Heath
Shuler (N.C.) are all on the Republicans' target list. Reps. Mike
McIntyre (N.C.) and Gene Taylor (Miss.) are also considered potential
gets," write Anna Palmer and Steven T. Dennis. The Roll Call story, published late Monday, doesn't include a reply
from the 1st District freshman who faces GOP state Rep. Raul Labrador in
the Nov. 2 election. But his campaign manager, John Foster, said the
former Republican who worked in the Nixon White House won't return to
the GOP fold/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.
Question: Should Congressman Walt Minnick switch parties?