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Topic - Bud Jackson
Democrats scrambled Monday to handle the fallout from ethics charges against Rep. Charles B. Rangel and tried to head off a politically costly public hearing, but Republicans said they wanted to see the ethics committee process play out.
Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, said Monday that he will not seek re-election this year, shocking his party and giving Republicans a good chance to win the seat.
The political environment got worse for Democrats on Monday when Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s son said he'll pass on seeking his dad's former Senate seat in Delaware — the latest in a bad month for the struggling majority party.
As Americans kick off Memorial Day weekend, Sen. John McCain today will release 400 pages of his medical records to a handpicked group of reporters who can neither walk out with the documents nor photocopy them, illustrating the campaign's sensitivity about the 71-year-old candidate's age and health.
"Any election that were held today in any competitive seat is a scary proposition for Democrats, given the mood of the electorate and what hasn't yet been accomplished," Mr. Jackson said. "The good news is the election isn't today, but if this administration - and especially the Senate Democratic leadership - can't get their act together to start pushing through some key legislation, then Democrats are going to be in big trouble in November."
Bud Jackson, a Democratic strategist, said Mr. Bayh was rattled by the poor electoral environment and said it should spur the majority party to start playing hardball politics to pursue its agenda.