Politico’s Allen: Democrats Worried by Senate Retirements, Possible Defectors

BY Hari Sreenivasan  February 16, 2010 at 3:37 PM EDT

Mike Allen, chief White House correspondent for Politico, spoke with us Tuesday afternoon about the political uncertainty caused by the latest Democratic Senate retirement announcement – Indiana’s Evan Bayh.

Allen said that as anger toward Washington grows, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress face risky re-election prospects. Democrats, in particular, could even lose their 59-vote majority in the Senate, and face the prospect of an emboldened GOP confronting President Obama’s agenda.

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