Smack--A republican abandons ship...

State Senator Sam Kitzenberg switched parties yesterday, abandoning the GOP and shifting the balance of power in the Montana State Legislature toward the democrats.

According to the Billings Gazette Kitzenberg said he's not the same person he was when he came to the Legislature 12 years ago, and that he's more sympathetic toward "the people without in Montana." He noted that 20 percent of Montanans have no health insurance and that thousands of children and other Montanans go to bed hungry.

When asked why he didn't run as a Democrat in 2004, Kitzenberg said he'd thought about it, but that a Democrat filed to run against him, so he ran again as a Republican.

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