Idabel state Representative switches parties

The number of state House Democrats got even smaller Thursday as Idabel state Rep. Johnny Tadlock announced he was switching to the Republican Party.

The switch leaves state House Republicans with a 77-24 majority.

Republicans also remain in firm control the state Senate, 39-9.

“This to me is not at all about party affiliation,” Tadlock said in a House news release. “This is about representing the people who live in my district to the best of my ability and making sure their voice is heard at the state Capitol.”

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