If, as Max Baucus says, Tuesday’s elections should be a “wake-up call” for Democrats, Politico knows which lawmakers should be drinking caffeine:
- Harry Reid: The majority leader is a little like Jon Corzine; an unpopular incumbent in a state where the economy is especially bad. And like Corzine, his strategy so far has been to go negative. Ask Corzine how that worked out.
- Parker Griffith: “I should be nervous,” says the Blue Dog Alabama congressman; he won with just 51% of the vote in 2008.
- Chris Dodd: His poll numbers are down, he’s tied heavily to Obama’s agenda, and if Corzine can lose in a heavily Democratic Northeastern state, so could Dodd.
- John Adler: The only New Jersey Democrat who really has something to worry about—he won his district with just 52% in 2008.
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