House Republicans are hunting for an election-season middle ground on which they can make promises to voters without providing enough details to be attacked by Democrats.
At the same time, some Republican candidates are independently embracing controversial proposals for Social Security and other topics that Democrats have already begun using against the GOP.
Among them, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking Republican in the House, said in an interview this week that he supported a proposal to create private investment accounts within Social Security. Democrats count 14 Republicans running for the Senate who have expressed similar views, and they have already unleashed a barrage of attacks.
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