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.