Southern Exposure

There's no Southern comfort for Democrats these days. Party stalwarts thought the worst was over on Oct. 9, when Senator Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) announced his retirement. But Representative Charles Wilson (D-Tex.), a flamboyant conservative who once toted rifles with Afghan rebels, may also leave after 24 years in the House. And sources say Representative Mike Parker (D-Miss.) will soon join three Magnolia State colleagues who have switched to the GOP.

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