Joe Scarborough, a former Republican member of Congress, made a little news this week by announcing he was leaving the GOP to become an independent. Who was the last incumbent Republican member of Congress who quit the party to become an Indie?
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The answer … Bob Barr, Republican of Georgia. The Democratic-controlled state legislature threw him in with fellow GOP Rep. John Linder in 2002, a race Barr lost overwhelmingly. In 2008 Barr resurfaced as the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee.
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