(North Dakota’s Earl) Pomeroy, who has served for 18 years as the state’s only (U.S. House) congressman, won two years ago with 62 percent of the vote. Now he is among the top targets of House Republicans and is fighting without the help of one of the state’s incumbent Democratic senators on the ballot, since Byron L. Dorgan chose to retire.
“Some cycles are more challenging as a candidate than others,” Mr. Pomeroy said. “This should be in the range of challenging cycles.”
When asked to discuss his re-election bid, (Wisconsin’s David) Obey declined, saying that it was too early to begin talking politics and that he was focused on his legislative duties. “I have never met anyone who thought political campaigns were too short,” he said.
And concerning the Senate, I give you the following…
Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said that while he was expecting losses, he saw signs of a turnaround, including increased contributions and enthusiasm from core Democrats.
“I’m not euphoric — don’t misunderstand me,” he said. “I just get a sense that we are moving in a better direction. I don’t think Republicans are taking either (the House or the Senate), but I’m damn sure they are not taking the Senate.”
Who is this “Democrat” who admits that the Repugs are “poised” to take back the House?
Next time, try journalism.