WASHINGTON (AP) - As November draws nearer, Democrats and
Republicans are framing the election in vastly different ways.
And the stakes couldn't be higher: all 435 House seats, 36 seats
in the Senate and 37 governorships are up for grabs.
Accordingly, Republicans want to have voters view this election
as a referendum on President Barack Obama, and would like nothing
better that to paint Democrats as the party of rising deficits and
On the other hand, Democrats say all politics is local, and
point to the May 18th victory of Mark Critz in Pennsylvania, the
candidate that Republicans tried to lump with President Barack
Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. It didn't work.
But if Republicans win enough seats, they could retake control
of Congress and stop the Obama agenda dead in its tracks.
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