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Griffith Loses Alabama Governor's Race To Bentley

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Parker Griffith lost the Alabama governor's race on Tuesday to incumbent Robert Bentley (R). Griffith, a retired physician, had previousl...

Bentley Nabs Victory Over Griffith

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley won re-election Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Parker Griffith. Griffith, a retired physician, had previou...

Bentley Defeats Griffith For Alabama Governor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Alabama voters re-elected incumbent Robert Bentley as their governor Tuesday. Bentley faced off against Democrat Parker Griffith, a retired physici...

Voters Make Picks In Alabama Gubernatorial Primary

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) and former Democratic Rep. Parker Griffith have won their respective primaries in the Alabama gubernatorial ...

Alabama Voters Make Pick In Gubernatorial Primary

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Robert Bentley has won the GOP primary for Alabama governor, according to the Associated Press. He'll face the Democratic nominee in Nove...

Voters Head To The Polls In Alabama Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Voters are heading to the polls in Alabama Tuesday, along with seven other states that are holding primary elections. Go here to see a list of the ...

Switching Party Affiliation: Sometimes It Works, Sometimes It Doesn't

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Taylor and Crist must prove that their party switch was a principled, rational move, not an act of political opportunism.

WATCH: I Was Imprisoned Due To Karl Rove's 'Political Persecution'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

Richard Scrushy provides his first on-camera interview since serving six years in prison for allegedly bribing Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. Scrushy tol...

WATCH: Biden Supports Freeing Imprisoned Governor

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman already has 112 former state attorney generals petitioning for his release from federal prison. Now, he may also hav...

Ex-Congressman: 'Karl Rove's Hands Are All Over' Ex-Governor's Imprisonment

Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

Ex-Alabama Governor Don Siegelman's daughter, Dana Siegelman and former Alabama Congressman, Parker Griffith joined HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff ...

Jason Linkins

Bill Daley Was Sad When Democratic Rep. Who Voted Against The White House Agenda Continually Switched Parties | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wonkette's Jack Stuef points us to this Dec. 24, 2009 op-ed authored by new White House Chief of Staff William Daley: The announcement by Alabama Rep...

Minuteman Leader Jim Gilchrist Endorses Candidates Who Hire Consulting Firm

Politico | BEN SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To win the endorsement of the Minuteman Project and its founder, Jim Gilchrist, you need to believe in federal troop deployments to stop illegal immig...

A Case for Mitchell Howie in North Alabama

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

June 1 is primary day in Alabama and if things work out that day, November will offer Democrats a chance to elect not just a Democrat, but -- and in Alabama this is saying a lot -- a real Democrat.

Republicans Attack Parker Griffith, Their Own Candidate

Hotline On Call | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The NRCC wants its contributors to know it will spend the money necessary to defeat a member of Congress who backs liberal Dems like Speaker Nancy Pel...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

Parker Griffith, the man who pandered to labor unions and single-payer advocates to get elected as a Democrat, met the Teabag Terror and was terrified into switching parties.

GOPer Wants To Discuss Barring Parker Griffith

Huntsville Times | Kenneth Kesner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least one Republican in Huntsville thinks local party officials should meet quickly to discuss barring former Democrat and current U.S. Rep. Parker...

Parker Griffith Not A First: Politicians To Switch Party Affiliations This Decade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Parker Griffith may be grabbing headlines today, but switching political parties is nothing new. Party switching has been going on since the 1800's. ...

Parker Griffith Switches Positions To Fit GOP

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama has switched some of his positions to more neatly fit the conservative mold along with abandoning th...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

Griffith was always a Republican. That someone who boasts an astoundingly low seven percent progressive rating versus a 33% conservative rating has turned coat should be shocking only to a few cave-dwellers.

Rep. Parker Griffith Switches Parties, Becomes Republican

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Blue Dog Democrat from Alabama, will announce Tuesday that he's switching parties to become a Republican. House Repu...

Sam Stein

Parker Griffith Attacked For Ties To Dean, Reid By GOP Rival | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A leading GOP congressional candidate in Alabama has greeted Rep. Parker Griffith's entrance into the Republican Party with a mailer tying him to prom...

Jason Linkins

Parker Griffith's Party Switch: He Won't Be Missed, He Won't Be Welcomed [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Parker Griffith can't win. Earlier today, it was reported that the freshman Representative from Alabama's 5th Congressional District has decided to...

Parker Griffith Staff Resigns: Nearly Every Member Quits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly every staff member of Democrat-turned-Republican Rep. Parker Griffith's office quit Monday morning in response to his decision to switch partie...

Parker Griffith: Why Did This Alabama Congressman Switch Parties?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Interest in Congressman Parker Griffith has spiked today in light of the news that he plans to change his party affiliation from Democrat to Republica...

Sam Stein

Parker Griffith Got Coal In His Stocking, DCCC Chair Says | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said on Sunday he was "very confident" that there would be no more defec...