Jerry Fielding http://apr.org en Alabama Sen. Jerry Fielding Switches To GOP http://apr.org/post/alabama-sen-jerry-fielding-switches-gop Another Democrat in the Alabama Legislature has switched to the Republican Party. Sen. Jerry Fielding of Talladega County announced Thursday that he's joining the Republican Party. His switch gives the Senate 23 Republicans, 11 Democrats and one independent. The Republican Party has been picking up party switchers since it took control of the Legislature in the November 2010 election. Four Democratic representatives switched shortly after the election: Steve Hurst of Munford, Alan Boothe of Troy, Lesley Vance of Phenix City, and Mike Millican of Hamilton. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:37:54 +0000 The Associated Press 18837 at http://apr.org Alabama Sen. Jerry Fielding Switches To GOP Ala. Democratic Senator's Switch Could Be Near http://apr.org/post/ala-democratic-senators-switch-could-be-near <p>Democratic state Sen. Jerry Fielding says any change of parties will be announced on his time table and not by the state Democratic Party chairman.</p><p>Fielding responded Tuesday to an announcement Monday by state Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy. Kennedy said Fielding is planning to switch to the Republican Party.</p><p>Fielding said he's had several conversations with members of the Republican Party. He said an announcement could happen in the near future, but he's not ready to do it yet.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 01:02:25 +0000 The Associated Press 18731 at http://apr.org Ala. Democratic Senator's Switch Could Be Near