Democrats Who Should Be Worried

Election '09 puts the fear into these 2010 incumbents
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2009 11:30 AM CST
Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, Max Baucus, Christopher Dodd, Jack Reed, and Harry Reid appear at a news conference, Nov. 4, 2009.   (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)
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(Newser) – 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.
For the rest, click on the Politico link.