Not that long ago, the U.S. Senate race in Indiana was one Republicans counted on as an easy victory this November. But the calculations have shifted rapidly in the past month, with Democrats now believing they have a real chance to switch the seat from red to blue.
Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul is buying TV ads in West Virginia and Florida to promote his plan to withhold foreign aid to countries Paul considers hostile to the U.S. The web site 'Politico' reports Paul will spend well into six figures in both states attacking Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Bill Nelson for voting to continue sending aid to the regimes in Libya, Egypt and Pakistan.
With less than a month to go before Election Day, the GOP has turned to their College Republican and Young Republican chapters to help push them over the top. James Young is vice-chair of the statewide Young Republicans group. And he says his members are fanning out statewide to become the de facto campaign staff in state House races.
As Election Day nears, it’s becoming less clear who will hold the Senate majority next year. Earlier this year, most pundits were ready to hand over the keys to the U.S. Senate to Kentucky’s senior senator, Mitch McConnell.
Senator Rand Paul says his party needs to break away from its base when it comes to war. In the past, politicians have had a tough time breaking from the base to change party opinion. Think Bill Clinton and welfare reforms.