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Former GOP State Senator Switching Political Parties

(Photo Credit: Douglas Graham, Congressional Quarterly/Roll Call)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The former Republican chairwoman of the Kansas Senate's Education Committee who was defeated last year by a more conservative challenger says she is changing her party affiliation to Democrat. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Jean Schodorf announced on Facebook Sunday that she will make the change on Monday. The Wichita resident was one of several moderate Republicans defeated in the August 2nd primaries by conservatives backed by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Governor Sam Brownback. Schodorf said in her Facebook post that she feels the Republican Party at both the state and national levels no longer represents her. She had announced shortly after the primary that she planned to leave the party and wanted to help form a moderate-centrist coalition in the state.

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