Republicans Are In Huge Trouble
Back in 2004, over 60% of the folks in this district voted for Bush. Republicans have held this seat since 1995. This year, a Democrat not only won, but won by 8%. AP (05.14.08):
"It's becoming a disturbing trend for Republicans: losing traditional GOP strongholds to Democrats in some hard-fought congressional races. It happened again Tuesday, as Travis Childers beat Greg Davis in a special election to replace Republican Roger Wicker, who served in the House since 1994 and was appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill the seat vacated by Trent Lott. Miss. Democrat wins House seat in special electionHow much trouble? "Earlier this year, Democrats captured the Illinois district long represented by former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert, who resigned from Congress. This month, Democrats claimed a seat in Louisiana that Republican Rep. Richard Baker vacated and that the GOP had held since 1974." Big-assed trouble.