Mark Parkinson, former GOP state lawmaker and the current Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, had some explaining to do when he spoke to the Kansas AFL-CIO last week. “As a Republican, I had a pretty good voting record on labor issues, but I didn’t have a great one, and I certainly didn’t have one that would merit your support, and I didn’t have one that would match the governor’s record,” he told union members. “Had I known what I know now about business and labor in 1990 and 1992, some of those votes would have been different.” The votes certainly would have been different had he known he would switch political parties.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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