Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow narrowly leads Michigan Republicans in early polls for her re-election bid. Shes had a long stretch of successful wins in the state, but Republicans think she might be vulnerable in 2012.
“In essence, 2006 for Republicans was like 2010 for Democrats,” he told Roll Call. “Existing and sitting Senators all over the country were losing, and the whole campaign for every Democrat was, ‘He’s George Bush’s friend.’”
Republicans feel good about how circumstances have changed, but 21 months is a lifetime in politics.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.