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State Representative Changes Parties; Now a Democrat

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As. hard as we try, we just cannot keep our Guide to the Iowa Legislature updated!!!  First, Sen. Danielson resigned early in session.  Now, Rep. Andy McKean, an Anamosa Republian, has announced he will switch parties and vote with Democrats.  He has been a champion of disability and voting rights, and as a parent of a child with a disability, a critic of the way Medicaid has moved to managed care.  

Rep. McKean's switch means Republicans control  the House by a narrow 53-47 margin.  Three Republican "no" votes in their caucus, and they won't have enough peopel to pass a bill without Democratic help.

We will update the Guide to the Iowa Legislature after session, but will not be reprinting it.