Former Dem Announces Gubernatorial Campaign After Joining GOP

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee (R) is running for governor in Nevada.

Lee, who was first elected mayor in 2013, announced his candidacy in a video on Monday.

In it, the two-term mayor attacked the Democratic Party, claiming that socialists control the party he “once knew,” later adding “socialism is a cancer, and if we don’t fight back, it’ll kill us.”

In April, Lee announced that he was leaving the Democratic Party to become a Republican.

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