Wednesday, May 14, 2008

No Republican is safe. Democrats go 3-3 in Special Elections

In the biggest Democratic pickup so far, Democrats prove that no Republican, even 8-term incumbents like Joe Knollenberg are safe. The country is demanding change and Gary Peters will be part of the Democratic wave that is sweeping over America.
Childers victory gives Dems a third straight takeover
Childers, who beat Davis 49-46 three weeks ago but came up just shy of a race-ending majority, joins new Democratic Reps. Bill Foster (Ill.) and Don Cazayoux (La.) to give Democrats a trifecta of upsets in conservative House districts over the last two months.

The loss could send shockwaves through the Republican Party, where murmurs about a leadership shakeup have become more and more audible.

Democrats are backing up the assertion that they remain on the offensive in the cycle following a 30-seat gain, which has historically not been the case after a “wave” election.

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