Veteran Democrats Trouble

July 10, 2012 - 2:39 AM
FILE - In a Sept. 15, 2011 file photo, Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. For House Republicans, the prospect of making this group of veterans fight for their seats, if not lose them, offers a chance to show some political muscle after a wrenching two-year term in which the factions of the party struggled to govern in the wake of recession. The electorate still is down on Congress and deeply concerned about the economy and joblessness, so Republicans seeking to fortify their 51-seat majority are rushing to frame the 2012 election as a referendum on President Barack Obama's stewardship, as well as that of his Democratic allies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)