More Bad News For Dems – Michigan

John Dingell (D-MI) is in trouble – joining Steny Hoyer and Barney Frank in the club of Democrat leaders with endangered employment status.

The Detroit Free Press reports:

 A new independent poll has the dean of the U.S. House, Rep. John Dingell, trailing his Republican opponent, Rob Steele, by 4 percentage points.

The automated phone survey of 300 people in the 15th Congressional District showed Steele getting 43.8% of the vote. Dingell, a Dearborn Democrat and the longest-serving member of Congress, got 39.5%. About 11% were undecided. The gap is within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 5.6 percentage points. The poll was conducted Monday.

Dingell was first elected in 1954–he took the seat over from his father who was first elected in 1932. So, on the upside, Dingell can always campaign on the compelling message: Are you better off now than you were 78 years ago?

Happy Days!


2 thoughts on “More Bad News For Dems – Michigan

  1. The sad reality about Steele’s race…he just needs cash. Dingell has twice as much funding from DC elites and PACs who want their gravy train to keep chugging. Almost none of Dingell’s $$ comes from people in his district. Dingell is hell bent on destroying the fine doctor’s reputation to keep His Family Seat with a fire hydrant of lies. Ads cost money. Send the guy some, and watch David topple Goliath. What a site that would be.

  2. There are lots of these types of races. I don’t want to be overconfident, but this race is indicative of the fact that 2010 could be a monumental election for the GOP. That’s why I’m urging people to donate to the Project 100 (see my post on the main page). This project will hopefully spend $100,000+ of last minute money (to tip the balance) in each of these types of “under-the-radar” races where the Republican just needs a little help.

    If Dingell goes down, November 2 will be a long election night for the Democrats – and hopefully a long few (or many) years. That’s also assuming that Republicans get their act together and not repeat the failures of the last time they controlled Congress.

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