Former Democrat turned Republican and current Mayor of North Las Vegas John Lee has announced his campaign for governor of Nevada. Lee, once a registered Democrat switched over to the GOP in April after noting how Democrats have become the party of “card-carrying socialists.”
I am an outsider, businessman, outdoorsman, and a lover of the great State of Nevada.
I’m running for Governor of Nevada because I want to stop our state’s tightening embrace of socialism and make Nevada the best state in the nation to work, raise a family, and visit. pic.twitter.com/TeLA20TsWt
— John Lee (@MayorJohnLee) May 17, 2021
The Hill reports:
Lee also took on the current governor of Nevada, Democrat Steve Sisolak, claiming that he “strangled our economy and freedom,” adding that Democrats are “after our speech, guns and kids.”
In the announcement video, Lee said he decided to switch his political affiliation because of these issues he raised regarding the Democratic Party.
“So, like Reagan and Trump, I switched parties. I’ve always made my own path,” Lee said.
Lee, who also owns and operates a plumbing business, announced that he was switching political parties during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” in April. The mayor said the Democratic Party was no longer “the party that I grew up with.”