It’s been a great week for Democrats, and I’ve got some really strong poll numbers to prove it. As for Republicans, they’ve been struggling since they voted to kill Medicare – especially in places like Florida. Here’s what I’ve been reading this week. Once you’ve read the stories, you can share them with friends and family via Facebook here and Twitter here.
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Sen. Brown Polling Far Ahead of GOP Prospects
Good polling from Ohio: Sen. Sherrod Brown is running double digits ahead of five possible Republican opponents, including brand new state treasurer and senator wannabe Josh Mandel and former secretary of state and failed gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell. Perhaps Ohioans are rethinking their support for Republicans after significant overreach by Gov. John Kasich. Full Article »
Minnesota Loves Sen. Amy Klobuchar
A few states to the west in Minnesota, Sen. Amy Klobuchar is extraordinarily popular, according to a new poll. More than 60% of Minnesota voters approve of the job Sen. Klobuchar is doing, compared with 28% who disapprove. It’s no wonder no strong Republican has yet come forward to challenge Klobuchar. She’s going to be really tough to beat. Full Article »
Balance of Power Rests in Women’s Hands
Here’s a good read about how Sen. Klobuchar and the rest of our women senators are key to saving the Democratic majority. Half of our women senators are up in 2012, and making sure women vote – and educating all voters on how awful Republican policies are for women and families – will play a crucial role in keeping the Senate blue. Full Article »
Haridopolos Gets Booted Off Radio Show
There’s nothing remotely funny about Republican plans to kill Medicare. But the fact that Mike Haridopolos got hung up on during a radio interview for weaseling out of taking a stand did lead to some entertaining stories this week, such as this Orlando Sentinel blog post. Full Article »
LeMieux Hops Aboard the End Medicare Train
Speaking of Medicare and Florida, former appointed Senator George LeMieux has come out in full support of ending Medicare. It will be interesting to see what Florida’s seniors think of the Republican plan. We think seniors will choose to support Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012. Full Article »