Important National News Story
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Leaves the Democratic Party and Switches to GOP: 'American Cities Need Republicans'
In a story covered by both local and national press, the mayor of Dallas, Eric Johnson, announced in a Friday op-ed that he is leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a Republican. Dallas is now the largest city in the United States with a Republican mayor. The only other Top-10 city in the country with a Republican mayor is our sister city of Ft. Worth.
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed with the headline "America’s Cities Need Republicans, and I’m Becoming One," Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson explains that he is leaving the Democratic Party because "the future of America’s great urban centers depends on the willingness of the nation’s mayors to champion law and order and practice fiscal conservatism."
Mayor Eric Johnson's Background Story
WFAA 8 News September 27th - Dallas GOP Chair Jennifer Stoddard Hajdu Asked for Comments on Mayor
NBCDFW 5 News September 27th with Jennifer Stoddard Hajdu Comments
CBS 11 News September 22 with Jennifer Stoddard Hajdu Comments
Fox News (National)
Dallas Express Story
The article below quotes Dallas GOP Chair Jennifer Stoddard Hajdu, Republican Party of Texas Chair Matt Rinaldi and Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Other Press Coverage
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