An already difficult situation for Democrats in Congress is worsening as the 2010 political season opens.
Four House Democrats from swing districts have recently chosen not to seek re-election, bringing to 11 the number of retirements that could leave Democratic-held seats vulnerable to Republicans. More Democratic retirements are expected.
Over the holiday break, another Democrat, freshman Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama, defected to the Republicans. “I can no longer align myself with a party that continues to pursue legislation that is bad for our country, hurts our economy, and drives us further and further into debt,” said Griffith, who voted against Democrats’ three biggest initiatives in 2009: health care, financial regulation and reducing global warming.
In the Senate, at least four Democrats – including Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and five-term Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd – are in serious trouble. The party could also lose its grip on seats Obama held in Illinois and Vice-President Joe Biden long occupied in Delaware.
All 435 House seats and just over a third of the Senate seats will be at stake in the midterm elections… SOURCE
MORE BAD NEWS FOR DEMOCRATS!
Health Care Vote Puts Nebraska Nelson 30 Points Down in Reelection Bid. The good news for Senator Ben Nelson is that he doesn’t have to face Nebraska voters until 2012.
Nelson’s health care vote is clearly dragging his numbers down. Just 17% of Nebraska voters approve of the deal their senator made on Medicaid in exchange for his vote in support of the plan. Overall, 64% oppose the health care legislation, including 53% who are Strongly Opposed. In Nebraska, opposition is even stronger than it is nationally.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters in the state believe that passage of the legislation will hurt the quality of care, and 62% say it will raise costs. SOURCE
Going to be a interesting year for politicians, the democrats has done this to themselves by shutting out the American people and the Republicans on issues that are important to us all. Heath Care being push down the Americans throats and government take over of private companies. Relaxing on terrorist and attacking the CIA! Obama’s leadership has been the worst since Jimmy Carter and his coattail will not be much for the democrats to hang onto!