Parker Griffith Concedes

Parker Griffith, the first-term Alabama Congressman who made national news when he switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party, has just been whomped in the Republican primaries.

Mo Brooks has won the Republican nomination for 5th Congressional District without a runoff.

Brooks said incumbent Parker Griffith called him and conceded just a few minutes ago.

Brooks won 51 percent of the vote (35,712) to Griffith’s 33 percent (23,494). Les Phillip won 16 percent (11,066).

Between Arlen Specter and Griffth, it hasn’t been a good year for party flippers.

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