When President Barack Obama flew to Miami earlier this month, Air Force One steered clear of the St. Petersburg area, where Democrat Alex Sink was in the stretch run of a tight race for an open House seat.
The election that will determine control of the U.S. Senate is more than seven months away, an eternity in American politics. Even so, independent analysts are increasingly bullish on Republican prospects of gaining the six seats the party needs to win control of the chamber.
President Barack Obama’s advisers are lining up against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. Top Democratic donors oppose the project. And Obama himself dismisses claims that it will create many jobs.
President Barack Obama held two meetings this week plotting strategy to maintain the Senate Democratic majority, while also pitching an issue that could put a vulnerable incumbent at risk: a minimum wage increase.