Even if Democrats lose the majority, Reid's top deputies and potential successors, including Sens. The Democratic consensus shows how high the stakes are this year, with voters going to the polls in states from West Virginia to Montana -- but effectively deciding whether to stay the course with Reid or elevate Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell if he survives his own reelection challenge in Kentucky.
Reid's legal strategy is revealed in a short, three-paragraph letter his campaign lawyer had hand-delivered to the FEC. "But I have decided to reimburse the campaign for the amount of the expenditure." It will be up to the FEC and its lawyers to decide whether to pursue the inquiry further by requiring Reid to hand over receipts or other proof of the value of the jewelry purchases.
Democrats are trying to get the female vote in November with a public relations campaign about "equal pay for equal work," yet they are not practicing what they preach. Obamacare, the economy and jobs are the concerns of the majority of women, not the government intervening in perceived sexism in the workplace.
Lest you think it's mere coincidence that Reid & Co. are ramping up the anti-Koch hysteria before the 2014 midterm elections, let me direct your attention to this . Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) conceded today on MSNBC's Morning Joe that bashing the Koch brothers and Koch Industries is a winning political strategy that Democrats are fully committing to.