Rep. Parker Griffith (R-AL), who announced yesterday that he was switching parties, said today that he left the Democratic party because he was no longer welcome there.
“I felt the far left tilt of the Democratic party no longer welcomed me or my ideas,” Griffith said today on Fox News.
CQ Politics reports that Griffith commissioned a general election poll in his district, the results of which he saw before making his announcement. His office, however, declined to disclose the numbers.
Griffith announced the switch yesterday, saying he felt the GOP better represents his values.
He will likely face two Republican challengers and at least one Democrat.