Democrats ‘scramble’ to keep from utterly embarrassing themselves in special elections

Mike Riggs Contributor

“The prospect of losing two House seats in back-to-back special elections next month has sparked a vigorous, behind-the-scenes Democratic effort, designed to avoid an outcome that could lead to panic among the rank-and-file and stall the momentum generated by the recent passage of landmark health care legislation,” writes Politico.

One of the races is in Pennsylvania, where Democrats will have to cater to gun owners and religious nuts. The other? In Obama’s Hawaii home district, where Charles Djou is making a big impression.