Bob Beauprez is a former dairy farmer, banker, and member of Congress who has spent his entire life working to leave Colorado a little better than he found it.
Early Polls Show a Backlash Is Brewing For November
The political teapot is boiling, as early polls show that all 10 of the Democratic Senators who are running for re-election this year are either trailing their Republican challengers or sweating out a shrinking margin.
Bob Beauprez represented the 7th Congressional District of Colorado between 2003 and 2007 and shares his insights into the grassroots movement that is taking America by storm.
One race that catches his eye is the Senate seat in Indiana. After seeing his lead over former Congressman John Hostettler shrink to only three percentage points, Evan Bayh chose to abandon his reelection efforts and retire from the Senate.
As Beauprez points out, incumbents are choking, en masse, on a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately attitude among the disgruntled electorate.
“Massachusetts (and its upset election of Republican Scott Brown last month) nationalized every Senate and House race in the country,” explains Beauprez. “Indiana won’t be as much about Evan Bayh as it will be about Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. Right now, the voters aren’t happy with those individuals, and it’s getting worse.”
Senator Barbara Boxer of California is another incumbent Democrat who is feeling the heat of a dwindling lead against the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina. And in eight other states, similar incumbent Democrats are behind in the polls.