Sunday, December 11, 2016
Vulnerable Senate Democrats embrace Trump issues
At The Hill by Alexander Bolton --
Nervous Senate Democrats facing re-election in states won by President-elect Donald Trump are embracing some of his signature issues.
Some are meeting with him to find common ground in areas such as energy development, regulatory reform and veterans’ healthcare.
Others are embracing calls to crack down on special interest groups’ influence on Washington, an issue Trump used to swing working-class voters to his campaign last month.
Vulnerable Senate Democrats are taking a page out of the playbook of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has a favorite saying when it comes to preparing for reeelection: “You can start too late, but never too soon.”
McConnell is already starting to recruit Republican challengers to take on vulnerable Democrats and his targets aren’t wasting any time shoring up.