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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Griffith to switch parties less than a year into first term

Several media outlets are reporting that freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith of Huntsville, less than a year into his term, will switch to the Republican party at a 1 p.m. news conference.
Griffith was elected narrowly in 2008 in the conservative district in north Alabama while serving his first term as a state senator.
He was considered to be in a safer district than U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright, a freshman Democrat from Montgomery. Both were expected to have stiff competition going into the 2010 election.
Neither of the freshmen Democrats have voted with the majority on major issues including health care reform and the stimulus.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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