The national landscape of the political field is being re-examined in light of Scott Brown’s win in the Massachusetts Special Election for the seat that Ted Kennedy held for nearly five decades. Some of the rumblings include:
California Sen. Barbara Boxer, a liberal Democrat facing a re-election challenge, declared “every state is in play now.” The anti-spending group Club for Growth said it’s trying to recruit conservative Rep. Mike Pence to challenge Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh in Indiana.
Congressional Republicans see House seats in Arkansas, New York, Michigan and Ohio in play, raising their hopes for winning back majority control they lost in 2006.
“The message of Massachusetts is clear: No Democrat is safe,” said Paul Lindsay, spokesman for the GOP committee charged with electing Republican House members. “We’re already seeing the ripple effects.”
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