House Democrat Defects Over Health Care Bill – Democrats Left Crying in Their Wheatgrass Shots


When Sen. Arlen Specter (D R D – Pa) switched political parties earlier this year – for the second time in his congressional tenure – to rejoin the Democratic Party, the overwhelming national response was a collective yawn.
Today’s defection in the House of Representatives, however, came like the proverbial bolt from the blue. Freshman Representative Parker [...]

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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 […]