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Parker Griffith Loses Re-nomination Bid

By | 06.01.10 | 11:18 pm

Both incumbent members of Congress who switched parties since the 2008 election have now lost re-nomination, as voters turned away Democrat-turned-Republican Rep. Parker Griffith (Ala.) Tuesday.

Griffith conceded late Tuesday night to Madison County Commissioner Mo Brooks, who defeated Griffith 51-33 percent. A third candidate, veteran Les Phillip, More…

Tea Party Candidate Goes After Meghan McCain

By | 02.12.10 | 1:35 pm

Here’s one example of how little the McCain brand is cherished by the conservative grassroots. Les Phillip, the self-identified Tea Party Republican candidate challenging party-switching Rep. Parker Griffith (R-Ala.), just fired off a lengthy statement attacking Meghan McCain — who’s become a sort of a spokeswoman-without-a-constituency for GOP moderation More…

Tea Partier Outraises Griffith Over Period of Party Switch

By | 02.02.10 | 5:10 pm

Alabama Congressman Parker Griffith’s Dec. 22 switch from the Democratic Party to the GOP hasn’t played out terribly well so far. And here’s another piece of bad news for him: During a period of time that included Griffith’s surprise switch, Griffith’s primary challenger managed to outraise the incumbent. More…

It’s No Fun Being Parker Griffith

By | 12.28.09 | 1:18 pm

Party-switching Rep. Parker Griffith (R-Ala.) is getting whacked again for his life-long record of supporting Democrats, this time from Tea Party-backed Republican challenger Les Phillip, who’s taking aim at Griffith’s donations to 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). From his statement: More…

Conservatives Not Ready to Embrace Party-Switcher

By | 12.22.09 | 3:59 pm

On Tuesday morning, Politico broke the news that Rep. Parker Griffith (Ala.) was switching from the Democratic Party to the GOP. For Les Phillip — a Tea Party activist who’d been waging a Republican campaign for Griffith’s seat since August — it was “manna from heaven.”

“This is why More…