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Walz among 15 House Democrats on endangered list

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Walz among 15 House Democrats on endangered list

 

1st District Rep. Tim Walz is among 15 Democrats making the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Frontline" list of its most vulnerable members. Making the list means that these Democrats will get access to more party dollars and support to help them in their re-election bids.

Last year, Walz managed to hang on to his congressional seat in what was a very tough election cycle for Democrats. He beat Republican Randy Demmer receiving  49 percent of the vote over Demmer's 44 percent. But the fact that Walz fell below 50 percent in support has to be of concern to his DFL supporters. In 2008, Walz soundly beat Republican Brian Davids getting nearly 63 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, conservative groups have been keeping up their attacks on Walz. Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies recently spent $15,000 on radio ads in southern Minnesota that rip Walz for not support the House Republicans proposal to cut $61 billion from the federal budget.

Walz is only Minnesota Democrat on the list. Also considered vulnerable is Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who is still recovering after being shot in the head two months ago at a "Congress on Your Corner" event in Tucson. To see the complete list, go here .

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