(Post-Gazette) James O’Toole: Angry American electorate seeking change

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Two years after America voted overwhelmingly for change, polls, analysts and an angry election season suggest its voters are about to do so again.

Amid universal expectations of big Republican gains in Congress, Tuesday's balloting is also likely to tip the scales of power in states across the country, and with them, partisan prospects for the elections of 2012 and the balance of the century's second decade.

In Pennsylvania, the high-profile, high-spending races for governor and senator have been unavoidable to anyone with a television or radio. Both are at the top of the national parties' priorities. But in an election in which the GOP needs 39 seats to wrest the speaker's gavel from Nancy Pelosi, a spotlight has also cast Pennsylvania's U.S. House contests in sharp relief. In a chamber in which 90 percent of incumbents typically win re-election, nearly half of Pennsylvania's seats feature competitive contests.

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Posted October 31, 2010 at 5:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Kendall Harmon wrote:

Herewith the London Times headline—“Angry US voters line up to give president a drubbing.”

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