(WICHITA, Kan.)—Lifelong Republican State Senator Jean Schodorf says her party has gone too far right and she is ready for a change.
Schodorf, who was defeated in the August primary by Michael O’Donnell, says she will likely become an independent or join the Democratic Party.
“The Republican Party has gone so far right, many of the issue they support are not what I support anymore,” Schodorf tells Eyewitness News.
“I believe Republicans should be trying to solve problems and trying to come up with solutions,” added Schodorf.
Schodorf won't say what's next, or if she plans to run for office again.
She would only say that while one door closes, another opens.