Former Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor (Miss.) is switching to the Republican Party and launching a bid against the man who beat him in 2010, Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.).
The longtime congressman and former Armed Services Committee chairman held onto his heavily Republican seat for decades by voting frequently against his party. But despite voting for Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential bid and opposing most parts of President Obama's agenda, Taylor couldn't hold on against Palazzo in the 2010 GOP wave.