Democrats have had a strategy of running "conservative" and pro-life Democrats in red districts as a way of gaining seats the last few cycles. You must admit, it's worked quite well for Democrats as they now have massive majorities in both the House and the Senate.Read all here.
But the strategy does have its drawbacks for the Democrats.
Representatives like Heath Shuler from North Carolina and Tim Holden from Pennsylvania among others are pro-life Democrats that have won in red districts. While adding to the Democrat majority, those same conservative Democrats may make it more difficult for Obama to pass his more "progressive" legislation.
Particularly, the fate of President Obama's health care reform might come down to one single issue: abortion.
Friday, July 10, 2009
19 Pro-Life Dems
Matthew Archbold points out something very interesting involving nineteen pro-life Democrats: