On Morning Joe today, former Democratic congressman Artur Davis explained his decision to switch to the Republican party in May.
"If I look at the Republican governors in this country right now -- I look at Christie, I look at Bobby Jindal -- I see people who are making constructive, intelligent reforms that are standing up to the teacher's union, standing up to the state employees' unions in their communities, and they're making the touch choices that have to be made.
And I found myself admiring of all that."
If you remember, last month Davis announced his migration to the GOP, explaining that the Democratic party was now "not Bill Clinton's Democratic party" and that Barack Obama's agenda was too hostile to businesses and job creators.
The switch was notable, considering he was the first member outside of Illinois to endorse Obama in 2008.
Davis also switched his registration to Virginia, and is considered a key political prospect in the state.