Democrats have picked up a combined 13 seats in the past two election cycles. In 2010, more Republicans than Democrats are up for re-election, and Democratic incumbents appear to be well-positioned overall.
Sen. Reid, however, faces a potentially tough fight. A recent Research 2000 poll of likely voters put his approval rating at 38% and his disapproval rating at 54%, a possible reflection of voters’ displeasure with gridlock and partisanship in Washington. And while Nevada broke for President-elect Barack Obama by 12 percentage points in November, the state voted for President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.
As Senate majority leader, Sen. Reid is expected to play a critical role in shepherding Democratic priorities through the Senate, with a full docket of legislation up for consideration in the first year of the Obama administration.
And this, fellow RedStater’s, is our task. For the next two years, we must help the Senate Republicans put Harry Reid in extremely difficult positions. Likewise, we must follow his lobbyist children and tie their dealings to dad. We will simply use the facts and we will be able to make the case that Harry Reid is out of touch with Nevada.
It is an easier task to keep the man unpopular than to make him unpopular and, besides, will have Mitch McConnell around to keep up the mitchslapping.