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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.
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Geographic Code:1U5SC
Date:Mar 1, 2001
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