Three term State Rep Billy Nicholson switched to the GOP today in Jackson, Ms. Its long been hinted that we would see a good number of white democrats in the legislature switching to the GOP. But the win by Congressman Travis Childers last year calmed a lot of those rural white democrats down. It'll be interesting to see if this opens the flood gates. The Nicholson switch brings the GOP number in the State House to 49 members. Which is an all time high for the GOP in the Mississippi State House.