It’s not just that California is in play…
Hancock’s frustration is evident throughout the nation’s most populous state. Just a year ago, the Democratic Party looked at California as a base for adding to its majorities in Congress. Now, it could be a the place where it loses them.
Even Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, widely viewed just six weeks ago as a shoo-in for re-election to a fourth term, now faces the toughest race in her 28 years representing California in Congress.
That was before Republican Scott Brown’s upset last month in Massachusetts took from Democrats the seat held for nearly five decades by Edward M. Kennedy, who died last year. Kennedy, like Boxer, was one of the Senate’s most stalwart liberals.
“Every state is now in play,” Boxer warned fellow Democrats after Brown’s victory.
…it’s that even Barbara Boxer’s seat is in play.