12 February 2010

Election 2010: Congress

The New York Times focuses on the re-election bids of West Virginia's two Democratic U.S. House members, finding them targets of Republican attacks despite their votes against federal "cap and trade" legislation.

The Times notes that Reps. Alan Mollohan, D-1st, and Nick Rahall, D-3rd, each face both party primary and GOP opponents.

"Although the filing deadline only closed recently, potential challengers are already attacking the incumbents over coal issues," the article said. "And Republican state officials argue that voters are starting to believe that their representatives are not doing enough to protect their interests."

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