Massachusetts Dems fear defeat in Senate race – The Boston Globe


Mike Urbonas was waving blue-and-red campaign signs for Democrat Martha Coakley yesterday in downtown Melrose, hoping to give the campaign a jolt and help derail her surging Republican opponent, Scott Brown. via Running scared, running hard – The Boston Globe.

Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP over health care – POLITICO.com


POLITICO has learned that Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, will announce today that he’s switching parties to become a Republican.According to two senior GOP aides familiar with the decision, the announcement will take place this afternoon in Griffith’s district in northern Alabama.Griffith’s party switch comes on the eve of a pivotal congressional […]