Parker Griffith Can Lose
John Gizzi, the extremely plugged-in political editor of Human Events, has a fun story on the troubles facing Rep. Parker Griffith (R-Ala.) after his recent party switch. The most important parts: the news that failed 2008 candidate Wayne Parker is considering the race, and the increasing likelihood that Griffith will be forced into a runoff with him, one of the two candidates already running, or another candidate who’s mulling a run. Griffith’s situation is far trickier than the one Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.) set up for himself when he bolted the Democrats in 2004 — he left hours before the filing deadline, shutting out possible opponents.