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Mississippi elected official switches political parties

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Local republicans welcome a new member to the GOP.

Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey, once a democrat, is now a republican.

Posey made the official switch during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Gov. Haley Barbour and Mississippi Republican Chairman Brad White welcomed Wednesday him to the party.

Posey is the 14th elected Mississippi democratic official to switch to the GOP since President Obama's inauguration.

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