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Primary Challenges Threaten Incumbent Republicans

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Published on Dec 1, 2013

"Though much has been made about Democrats' positioning on Obamacare as 2014 approaches, it may be Republicans that face more hurdles in the early parts of the campaign.

In seven of eight Senate races the incumbent senator facing a serious or semi-serious primary challenger is a Republican. That's in contrast to incumbent Democrats. In the eight races just one includes an incumbent Democrat with a primary challenger.

Democrats are eager to portray these challenges as an indication that Republicans are spending more time fending off an insurgency from the tea party wing than preparing for the general election."* The Young Turks host John Iadarola breaks it down.

*Read more here from Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/incum...



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