03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Parker Griffith Not A First: Politicians To Switch Party Affiliations This Decade

Parker Griffith may be grabbing headlines today, but switching political parties is nothing new. Party switching has been going on since the 1800's.

While the act was much more common in the 19th century, dozens of politicians swapped parties this decade alone.

Here's a collection of the most high-profile cases of politicians switching parties in the '00s.