Democratic leaders are wooing staunchly pro-gun candidates to run in pivotal Senate races...
...former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer...to succeed retiring Sen. Max Baucus...
...former Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.)...to succeed retiring Sen. Tim Johnson...
2014 Senate Elections
AK - Mark Begich - Democrat -
AR - Mark Pryor - Democrat -
CO - Mark Udall - Democrat -
DE - Chris Coons - Democrat -
HI - Brian Schatz - Democrat -(special)
IA - Thomas Harkin - Democrat -(not running)
IL - Richard Durbin - Democrat -
LA - Mary Landrieu - Democrat -
MA - William Mccowan - Democrat -(Kerry Seat)
MI - Carl Levin - Democrat -(not running)
MN - Al Franken - Democrat -
MT - Max Baucus - Democrat -(not running)
NC - Kay Hagan - Democrat -
NH - Jeanne Shaheen - Democrat -
NJ - Frank Lautenberg - Democrat -(not running)
NM - Tom Udall - Democrat -
OR - Jeff Merkley - Democrat -
RI - John Reed - Democrat -
SD - Tim Johnson - Democrat -(not running)
VA - Mark Warner - Democrat -
WV - Jay Rockefeller IV - Democrat -(not running)
- - -
AL - Jeff Sessions - Republican -
GA - Saxby Chambliss - Republican -(not running)
ID - James Risch - Republican -
KS - Pat Roberts - Republican -
KY - Mitch McConnell - Republican -
ME - Susan Collins - Republican -
MS - Thad Cochran - Republican -
NE - Mike Johanns - Republican -(not running)
OK - Jim Inhofe - Republican -
SC - Lindsey Graham - Republican -
SC - Tim Scott - Republican -(special)
TN - Lamar Alexander - Republican -
TX - John Cornyn - Republican -
WY - Michael Enzi - Republican -
The problem is that the Republican opponents, and the NRA for that matter, simply WILL NOT LEARN THE TRUTH.
And the truth is that the Dems ALWAYS put party first. I specifically remember people on THIS SITE telling us not to worry about Manchin, as he had a perfect NRA record and could be trusted on guns.
Well, he was a Democrat. So the question is whether the Republican opponents in these states will even try to convince the voters that Dems simply CANNOT be trusted on guns.
...and by the way - it wasn’t 4 (or 5 Dems) that broke with the party on the gun vote - it was NONE. Those Dems had privately agreed to support the bill, if they could pick up that last Republican vote, which they couldn’t do.
As it was, the bill was doomed in the House - so why was it such a big deal for the Senate, and why were a decent number of Dems willing to put their seats at risk for it. Simple - they wanted the House to stop the bill, and then the Dems would have run against a “Do-nothing House” in 2014 and they sensed victory.
...but what about those A+ NRA members in the Dem Party. That doesn’t matter a bit to them - they are DEMOCRATS FIRST...and the Republicans better start explaining that a LOT MORE.
“....has prompted Republicans to accuse the Senate Democratic leadership of hypocrisy,...”
Forget about the sedition, treason, fraud, malfeasance, abuse of office.... “our” side is worried about “hypocrisy”.
There’s priorities for ya... Clueless idiots. No wonder we are where we are.