|Sen. Nickey Browning (R - Pontotoc)|
As for the reasons for the switch, there is speculation that former Gov. Musgrove's recent support of equal rights for LGBT citizens was the cause. If so, it just goes to prove the adage: If it's intolerance you're looking for, the Mississippi Republican Party is a great place to start.
Well, Browning was never much of a vote for Pontotoc anyway, but he's been a pretty steady vote for Wall Street. He'll fit in just fine.
P.S. - Does this mean that Sen. Browning's coming out party will include the following quote: "I'm here to be a straight, conservative Republican?"