10/10/2011 08:33 pm ET Updated Dec 10, 2011

Highland Park's State Senate Candidates Switch Parties

An ideological evolution for West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison and Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman came close to a direct collision more than 20 years before they decided to try to replace retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest).

Friedman is seeking the Republican nomination in the March 20 primary for the 29th State Senate District seat and Morrison is after the Democratic nod. No other Republicans are running at this time. Des Plaines janitor Michael Bausone is considering a run for the Democrats.

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