NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee has announced that he is switching his political affiliation from Democrat to Republican, citing a shift toward socialism.
The mayor of Nevada's third-largest city made the announcement Tuesday on "Fox and Friends." KVVU-TV reported that his campaign website now reflects the switch.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Lee has been mentioned as a possible gubernatorial candidate in 2022. He told the newspaper last week that he had been "approached by different people in both parties" to consider switching to the Republican Party and running as a moderate.
Lee didn't indicate whether he intended to run for governor.