Portrait of a party-switcher. Houston Chronicle

Why California redistricting is a "con job." Sacramento Bee

MA Gov Romney: Polygamist skeletons in the closet. Salt Lake Tribune

Ex-Newark Mayor Sharpe James lives it up in Rio -- Thanks, taxpayers! Newark Star-Ledger

Are all these unopposed candidates a cause for concern? Seattle Times

In L.A., it's Villaraigosa vs. labor allies in a union showdown. LA Times

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