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  Liberal Ed Fallon won’t be a Republican long, but he’s done being a Democrat
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Last EditedCOSDem  Jan 04, 2012 03:37pm
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DescriptionOne of the quirkiest things to happen in last night’s caucuses was that Ed Fallon became a Republican.

Fallon, a former state representative and outspoken Des Moines liberal, switched to a Republican affiliation so he could take part in his neighborhood caucus at Edmunds School. “Later today, I’m going to go to the election office to remedy that problem,” he said this morning.

Fallon ran in the Democratic primary for governor in 2006, but he said he will be a political independent for the foreseeable future. “The Democratic Party has abandoned me,” he said, citing actions on war, civil rights and crony capitalism.

Not only did Fallon participate in the caucus, he was elected precinct secretary. He recorded votes and resolutions and took donations to the party. “The Republicans trusted a former Democrat to collect their votes and collect their money,” he said. “That’s kind of nice.”

Fallon said he voted for Ron Paul, largely because of Paul’s anti-war stance.
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