According to the New York Times, Democratic Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is switching to the GOP to run on its ticket for Governor of the Empire State:
A governor’s race that seemed all but settled is about to be upended again, by a popular Democrat from Long Island who is set to announce that he is switching parties. The move is certain to excite Republican leaders pessimistic about their party’s hopes this fall.
Those leaders believe that the official, Steve Levy, a blunt-spoken fiscal hawk and contrarian who collected 96 percent of the vote in his last re-election bid, can tap into the public’s anti-incumbent sentiment and frustration with Albany’s overspending.
Fiscal hawk? Contrarian? Sounds like my kind of guy.