These Democrats, in previous election years, would be considered as safe as can be, but this year Republicans are firing away at these committee chairmen rather than focusing on just the most vulnerable Democrats.
What are some of the effects of this attack on the most powerful Democrats in the House? Appropriations Chairman Dave Obey decided to retire rather than seek re-election. Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank is in jeopardy in his race in Massachusetts, of all places. Natural Resources Chairman Nick Rahall has to fight for his seat in West Virginia thanks to this years Republican attacks. Chet Edwards, Chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies has had a week of ads pulled by the DCCC as he looks less and less likely to hold his seat this election.
As these previously safe Democrats are having to use precious resources to hold on to their seats (which will be quite a struggle for many of them), they are making the already vulnerable seats that much more vulnerable. If you haven’t yet, please contribute so RightChange can help defeat these liberal Democrat leaders and bring a conservative wave to Washington, D.C. that is willing to work for the people and not to grow government.