Former Sen. Jim Jeffords, who left GOP in memorable political drama, dies
August 18th, 2014
12:20 PM ET
1 month ago

Former Sen. Jim Jeffords, who left GOP in memorable political drama, dies

(CNN) – Jim Jeffords, who shifted the balance of power in the Senate when he left the Republican Party in 2001, died on Monday.

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  1. salty dog

    With age comes wisdom, people with real integrity inevitably leave the Republican party, they only pretend to care.

    August 18, 2014 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  2. Dumbas[R]ocks

    I remember 2001. When Jeffords left the [R] party, the senate [R]ats sure did scurry about, as if the exterminator showed up.......

    August 18, 2014 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  3. Longtimer

    It is simply hard to fathom how much farther the GOP has fallen since 2000.

    August 18, 2014 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  4. Ned Racine

    RIP Senator...

    August 18, 2014 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  5. Yes to Hope and Change - Hillary 2016

    I feel sorry for the Democrat party. The love suffering of others so much, they will go so low to walk on this man's grave.

    We don't care about a dead man's politics. No reason. Deal with the living in this country. Stop living in the past.

    August 18, 2014 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. Longtimer

    Yes to Hope and Change – Hillary 2016

    I feel sorry for the Democrat party. The love suffering of others so much, they will go so low to walk on this man's grave.

    We don't care about a dead man's politics. No reason. Deal with the living in this country. Stop living in the past.
    ++++++++++
    So says the party of discrimination.

    August 18, 2014 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  7. Yes to Hope and Change - Hillary 2016

    Okay party of intolerance.

    Think left or be wrong? Who's protesting now?

    August 18, 2014 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. Hector Slagg

    Aw,
    Since Jeffords changed parties we have had, the housing meltdown, given to you by Chris Dodd and Barney Frank, Extremely high unemployment, 50 million on Food Stamps, and all sorts of wonderful things happen! And Health Care for everybody, free! Corporations moving to other countries, hey the good news just keeps coming! Hope and Change? OK.

    August 18, 2014 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |