Wichita native Mark Parkinson switched his party affiliation to Democrat Tuesday, adding to the speculation that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will name him Wednesday as her running mate, Associated Press reported. Parkinson, who now lives in Olathe, is the past chairman of the Kansas Republican Party and a former GOP state lawmaker. So if he is Sebelius’ pick, it will be a remarkable political crossover — though some GOP conservatives already considered Parkinson a traitor for encouraging Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison to switch parties and run as a Democrat against Attorney General Phill Kline.
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