April 25, 2010

OBEY WAN:

Democrats’ Long-Held Seats Face G.O.P. Threat (JEFF ZELENY and ADAM NAGOURNEY, 4/25/109, NY Times)

Representative David R. Obey has won 21 straight races, easily prevailing through wars and economic crises that have spanned presidencies from Nixon’s to Obama’s. Yet the discontent with Washington surging through politics is now threatening not only his seat but also Democratic control of Congress.

Mr. Obey is one of nearly a dozen well-established House Democrats who are bracing for something they rarely face: serious competition. Their predicament is the latest sign of distress for their party and underlines why Republicans are confident of making big gains in November and perhaps even winning back the House.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 25, 2010 4:38 PM
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