Representative Richard Laird http://apr.org en Rep. Laird Leaves Democrats To Be Independent http://apr.org/post/rep-laird-leaves-democrats-be-independent <P>One of the veteran Democrats in the Alabama House, Rep. Richard Laird of Roanoke, has announced he's becoming an independent.</P> <P>Laird said Monday the Democratic Party today is much different than it was when he was first elected to the House in 1978. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:17:42 +0000 The Associated Press 24332 at http://apr.org Rep. Laird Leaves Democrats To Be Independent