Democrats face tough time in elections

The first major American elections since Barack Obama won the presidency will take place on Tuesday.

31st October, 2009

The first major American elections since Barack Obama won the presidency will take place on Tuesday.

Even though there is only a handful of high-profile offices up for grabs, each contest is being scrutinised by Republicans, Democrats and pundits alike for signs of what it says about the political wellbeing of the White House.

The two most important races are for the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey, both states which Obama won in the...

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