Congress Party Switch

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Some Republicans apparently didn't get the memo when an Alabama congressman recently switched to their party.

U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith of Huntsville was elected as a Democrat in 2008, but announced in December that he was joining the GOP.

A recent fund-raising letter from the National Republican Congressional Committee to supporters in north Alabama labels him a vulnerable Democrat.

The letter signed by committee chairman Congressman Pete Sessions of Texas seeks money to defeat Parker and other "vulnerable out-of-touch Democrats."

The Huntsville Times reports that the letter was a surprise to the congressman.

He says he guesses he'll have to call them and see if they'll take him off the list.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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