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TribBlog: Ritter Confirms He's Switching Parties

The Nederland Democrat will indeed become a Nederland Republican on Tuesday.

State Rep. Allan Ritter

The Nederland soon-to-be-Republican's statement:

"In order to best reflect the views of the majority of the people of District 21, I have decided to change my party affiliation. I believe this will allow me to more accurately and effectively represent my constituents while addressing the challenges facing our state.

There will be a formal announcement this Tuesday in Austin."

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