I sent this email today to Texas Representative Chuck Hopson.
Representative Hopson -
I'm contacting you for information regarding your recent switch from Democrat to Republican. I discovered this change from an article in the internet version of the Dallas Morning News.
Please explain to me the reasoning and the principles behind your recent change of political affiliation. What do you stand for that reflects the Republican Party but is in opposition to the Democratic Party ?
The DMN article says that you changed political affiliation because "more than 70 percent of voters in his district voted for Republican John McCain in the 2008 presidential election." Did you change political affiliation to more closely match the affiliation of the residents of your district ?
I graduated high school in East Texas - Mount Pleasant. I am a libertarian now residing in Dallas. My principles are reflected here.
What are Chuck Hopson's principles ?
I will share your response with my associates in Texas.