Inouye Stands Tall While Others May Fall

U.S. Govt.

Across the country veteran politicians are facing serious competition generated by a tide of voter anger, even from within their own party.

Some — Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, for example — are retiring rather than face a tough re-election fight, even though U.S. House and Senate majorities hang in the balance. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, is in danger of losing his Nevada seat to a Republican this fall, while Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee for president in 2008, is being challenged in the Arizona primary.

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