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New Kansas Governor Is Party Switcher

Mark Parkinson, who turned Dem to run with Sebelius, sworn in

(Newser) - With Kathleen Sebelius now confirmed as the country's new health and human services secretary, Kansas has a new governor: Mark Parkinson, a Republican-turned-Democrat who will serve out her term until the end of next year. At a hastily assembled inauguration ceremony Parkinson pledged to alleviate "the real pain that... More »

GOP's Strength Frays at Local Level

Broke, scandal-ridden state parties aren't ready to help McCain

(Newser) - Their national candidate needs support, but the Republican Party's state chapters are in no position to lend John McCain a hand, Politico reports. From New York to Alaska, local organizations are rife with dissension, debt, and scandal. "We are clearly rebuilding," says the Michigan GOP chairman. More »

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