Dem state House candidate is registered Republican; plans to switchby George Bennett | September 2nd, 2009
But Lew is a registered Republican.
Lew said he signed up with the GOP when he registered to vote in 2006 because of an interest in libertarian-leaning U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., who eventually sought the GOP nomination for president in 2008.
“Registration does not limit your ability to vote for a specific party in the general election here in Florida. I have never in my life voted Republican,” said Lew, who said he plans to switch his registration do Democrat.
“I feel like an independent. But in the eyes of the public, you have to choose a side. I feel like my politics coincide with the Democrats,” said Lew. He said he’s conservative in some areas, but “generally at heart I’m a liberal.”