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    Former Kansas Republican Chairman Switches Parties

    May 30, 2006 8:43 p.m. EST

    Matthew Borghese - All Headline News Staff Writer

    Topeka, KS (AHN) - The former Republican Party Chairman for the state of Kansas, Mark Parkinson, has switched his party affiliation to Democrat.

    According to the Johnson County election commissioner, Brian Newby, Parkinson, 48, switched parties without comment.

    Local newspaper, the Kansas City Star, believes the move signals his intention to be named Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' running mate.

    Kansas House Speaker Doug Mays (R-Topeka) was disappointed with the move, saying, "To me, one of the most valuable traits that a person can have, particularly a person who find himself in a position of authority is loyalty."

    "I think he's being opportunistic on a personal basis. The Republican Party had been very good to Mark Parkinson."