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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Jennifer E. Duffy
Despite a sagging economy and polls showing unhappiness among the electorate, the two major parties are expected to keep their gubernatorial seats this year — raising doubts about whether the anti-incumbency anger of 2010 will materialize again in 2012.
Nevada Rep. Dean Heller said Tuesday he will run for the Senate seat held by fellow Republican John Ensign, who said last week he won't seek a third term in 2012.
As Democrats nationwide shun campaign help from the White House, Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias plans to buck the trend and stand boldly with President Obama during a presidential stop this week in Illinois.
"There is, and always was, a path for victory for him. It depended a lot on what he did with it," said Jennifer E. Duffy, who covers Senate races for the Cook Political Report. "He's essentially had to rebuild from scratch [since leaving the GOP], and he has been doing that and still raising money."
"I think they're going to come together out of necessity," said Jennifer E. Duffy, who covers gubernatorial races for the Cook Political Report. "Once everybody [in the party] sort of gets over the shock, I think that they're going to come around and be with him."