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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - John Pitney Jr.
The Democratic Party is battling scandals from New York to San Diego and from city hall to Capitol Hill, as the party finds itself on the defensive over embarrassing lapses ranging from sexual misconduct to multiple scandals ensnaring the Obama administration.
"Here you have a close vote on the cigarette tax, which only affects a minority of voters, whereas in November, you have the Brown sales tax, which would affect all voters," said Claremont McKenna College politics professor John Pitney Jr. "That's not a good sign for the Brown measure."
"The Republicans dodged a bullet because they got a credible candidate. Elizabeth Emken is an underdog, but a sympathetic underdog," said Mr. Pitney. "They could have ended up with a real nut."