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Remember that 50 Cent lyric from his song ’Many Men’? “You switch sides homie…. I thought we was cool?” The same can be said for some politicians that dropped their party affiliation like a bad habit, kicked them to the curve without warning. Like breaking-up with a girl through text message, just wrong. Many factors go into a politician leaving his party, sometimes the party gets to extreme and they want to stay in the middle or sometimes the party isn’t strong enough to keep up, either way politicians always switch sides. One of the best quotes ever was  Sen. Barry Goldwater he said; “I’m not sure if I left the Republican Party or the party left me.” So check out a collection of politicians that switched sides.

Arlen Spector was a life long GOPer untill he switched sides in 2009.

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Mike Bloomberg ran as a Republican for Mayor of New York City, then in 2001 switched sides to the Independent party.

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Pat Buchanan a life long Republican decided in 1999 to leave the GOP and join the Reform Party.

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Alan Keyes is a 3x flip flopper from the Republican Party to the Constitution Party to the newly formed American Independence Party in 2008.

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Stormy Daniels the one time porn star turned candidate for Louisiana Senate ran as a Democrat then as early as 2010 switched sides to a Republican. She has since given up her Senate bid.

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Jesse Ventura, the one time Governor of Minnesota ran as an Reform Party candidate and left to support the Independence Party of Minnesota.

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Parker Griffith, in 2009 the congressman from Alabama switched to Republican in the middle of his first term in congress. 

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Charlie Crist, as early as April 2010 announced that he will be running as an Independent in the 2010 Florida Senate race.