SOME SWITCHING GOING ON IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Republicans took control of the South Carolina Senate in January for the first time in 124 years after Senator Verne Smith switched
parties. "After much thought and prayer," he said, "I
have decided to change my party affiliation to the Republican
Party." The switch gives the GOP a 24-22 edge in the Senate. They
already control the House. Some of the changes that have occurred
already include scrapping the old seniority system with one that
emphasizes political parties more, and replacing many staff members.