Mont. pol's party switch gives Dems edge:
HELENA, Mont. - A Montana state senator has officially changed his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, breaking a tie to give his new party a 26-24 advantage.
Democrats have a 50-49 edge in the Montana House. One Democrat, Sheila Hogan, lost by just 24 votes and party officials said this past week that she will ask for a recount; if she were to win, the Democrats' lead would change to 51-48.
You can bet there will be more of this in the future. Moderate Republicans have to be wondering how they let radicals take over the GOP. heh