According to "The New York Times Week in Review," the GOP is ahead in several upcoming midterm Primary elections:
President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat might soon be filled by Rep. Mark Kirk, a moderate Republican from Chicago, in the February 2 primary. Mark Kirk is being challenged by an even more conservative candidate, Patrick Hughes (a Tea Party antitax group is backing Mr. Hughes). 1
"Mr. Kirk, who is favored to win the Feb. 2 primary, is one of many well-known Republican candidates this year who are facing or are expected to face more conservative challengers whose supporters are fueled by angry discontent with the Obama administration and more moderate elements of their own party." 1
Californian Senator Barbara Boxer, democrat, could possibly find her seat filled by conservative State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore in November. 1
"Already, the retirement plans of three prominent Democrats, Senators Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut and Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota, and Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. of Colorado, have put an early bounce in the step of Republicans." 1
Is the tide turning? Is there a trend back to conservative politics in America? Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, had this to say: “But at the end of the day in poll after poll it's the Republican candidates who are ahead of Democrat candidates in all of these states.” 1
1 In Primary Battles, the G.O.P. Takes On Itself
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
Published: January 9, 2010
A version of this article appeared in print on January 10, 2010, on page WK4 of the New York edition.
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