Two doctors who live in Wisconsin’s Third District have signed affidavits stating that Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc., agreed to meet with them to discuss a health care law three years go, but only on the condition that they produce at least $10,000 in donations for his re-election. The charge complicates his race against Republican Dan Kapanke rural district, already closer than usual, and has prompted the NRCC to come into the district, according to spokesman Ken Spain.
Today’s polls are looking grim for Democrats, too. In California’s 20th District, a new one from Survey USA has Republican challenger Andy Vidak above 50 percent and leading Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., by ten points. Costa is among those who decided to support Obamacare at the last minute, and he did so just as the Obama administration increased the water allocation for his drought-stricken district.
Daniel Webster is crushing Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla.
And in Idaho’s First, Mason-Dixon puts Rep. Walt Minnick, D, at 44 percent, and leading his underachieving Republican challenger, Raul Labrador, by just three points. Given the district’s heavy GOP lean (62 percent for McCain and 69 percent for Bush in 2004), the Democrat who was once believed to be safe could well be swept away on Election Day.