Threatened Pritt tries to get off politically endangered list

Delegate Pritt’s party switch makes one less for dwindling West Virginia Democrats

Andrew Donaldson
4 min readApr 21, 2023

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Elliott Pritt, R-50th District, is pictured in his classroom during his run for a seat in the House of Delegates last fall. Pritt, who defeated embattled Republican Austin Haynes, on Monday morning switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. File Photo by The Fayette Tribune

If you are concerned that a dwindling number of a certain thing means that thing is going away, you call it endangered. This is something with which West Virginians are of course familiar. Eastern Cougars, flying squirrels…

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Andrew Donaldson

Writer. Mountaineer diaspora. Veteran. Managing Editor @ordinarytimemag on culture & politics, food writing @yonderandhome, Host @heardtellshow & other media