Document: Democratic candidate was Republican in California

More questions are being raised about the party loyalties of Howard Sherman, who is running as a Democrat for the Mississippi U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Roger Wicker.

Jackson lawyer Sam Begley on Tuesday provided The Associated Press with a California voter registration document showing Sherman registered as a Republican there and voted in the 2012 and 2016 Republican presidential primaries.

Sherman campaign manager Giles Perkins said Sherman was registered as a Republican because the California Democratic Party wasn’t a good ideological fit for a businessman like Sherman.

Sherman, the husband of actress Sela Ward, now lists a Meridian address.

Jeff Amy, Associated Press