Carter County DA switches political parties

Craig Ladd
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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) -- District Attorney Craig Ladd has switched from Democratic party to the Republican party.

On Friday, a press release from the chairman of the Carter County Democratic party stated that Ladd had made the decision to change polictial parties.

Ladd did confirm that he registered for the Republican party last month, and says that his decision comes from several factors including a statement made by the Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez who stated if members were not pro choice, they had no business being in the Democratic party.

Ladd says that he is pro life and that the statement made him feel alienated from the national Democratic party, and that there was no room left for a "conserative Democrat."

Ladd said his decision has nothing to do with local Democrats who have been nothing but supportive toward him.

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