Conservatism in Montana

From the Missoulian:

In the state Senate, tied 25-25 between Democrats and Republicans after last week's elections, Republican Sen. Sam Kitzenberg of Glasgow said Monday he plans to switch parties, giving Democrats a 26-24 majority.

"I'm a moderate, and there is no room left in the Republican Party for moderates," Kitzenberg said. "I'm not leaving the Republican Party; it has basically left me."