This is taken from an email sent out from the Democratic Party. I think it gives a great illustration of why the 25 year old motorcycle accident we talked about yesterday may have a huge national impact politically.
Here are 5 reasons why:
1. It’s a special election!
Instead of waiting until November, we can pick off a Republican seat right now. The election is in just 7 days.
2. It’s a dead heat.
The latest polls show that this is a 2-point race. It doesn’t get much closer than that.
(Huffington Post Polltracker Estimate – dems.me/1czrNLI)
3. A devastating defeat for Boehner?
The Republicans have held this seat for 58 years. Boehner’ll have a tough time explaining how the Republicans could lose a seat like that.
4. Both sides really want to win.
In fact, this will be the most expensive House special election in American history.
(Center for Responsive Politics, 3/1/2014)
5. Big issues are at stake