DAVE MCNEELY: Rep. Hopson's choice: get beat by Republicans, or become one

Jacksonville state Rep. Chuck Hopson’s recent switch from the Democrats to Republicans brings to mind a story Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance told from his days in Congress.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Jacksonville state Rep. Chuck Hopson’s recent switch from the Democrats to Republicans brings to mind a story Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance told from his days in Congress.

Hance, of Lubbock, was walking through the Dallas airport with fellow conservative Democrat Ralph Hall of Rockwall. They ran into one of Hall’s constituents.

They exchanged howdies, and Hall asked, “And how’s that pretty little lady you’re married to?”

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