Vulnerable Democrats duck public events
Try to find Rep. Steve Driehaus.
There are no public meet-and-greets listed on the Ohio freshman’s campaign Website — even though he signed a welcome note on his home page claiming it is the place to “find out about upcoming events.”
Ditto for Virginia Rep. Glenn Nye, who has a tool that lets users enter their zip code to get listings of events near their homes. Entering the zip code for Nye’s campaign office yields nothing within 50 miles.
Driehaus and Nye, both Democrats, are in two of the most hotly contested House races in the country.
But a year after tea party protesters disrupted their town hall meetings — and with control of the House hanging in the balance — many politically vulnerable House Democrats now appear reluctant to telegraph where and when they will appear in open forums.