Tthe Republican-dominated Statehouse redistricted Texas so that, in spite of a gigantic population gain by Democratic-leaning Latinos, Republicans could be sure of taking three of the new congressional seats.
Perhaps the nation's most Democratic and liberal state, Massachusetts has experienced months of declining unemployment rates.
So much for the Republican and establishment media effort to concoct a fight.
"The dominoes continue to fall," said James Ploeser, Pennsylvania's state organizing director for the Progressive Change Committee.
"The fight for Social Security and Medicare is part of a larger fight for justice and fairness."
"My job is to elect 25 Democrats so we can stop these union-bashing, Medicare-privatizing, Social Security-destroying House Republicans," said Rep. Steve Israel.
"I'm tired of the disrespect for President Obama," Elaine Price told the cheering convention participants.
There are at least five battleground races that could help restore a Democratic majority.
would destroy the American Dream and, according to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka,, "establish a government of, by and for the 1percent."The budget proposes the unleashing of numerous additional reductions in the living standards of working people.
Millions of working-class swing voters, some with moderate, and even some with conservative views, may be poised to vote for President Barack Obama.