Scary Harry


Several Democratic candidates in recent months have been hesitant to voice support for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), who, if Democrats retain control of the Senate, must be reelected majority leader when Congress begins a new session next year.

Dems Fractured over Oil

A policy blueprint released by the campaign of Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat running to represent North Dakota in the Senate, illustrates a growing split in the Democratic party by promising to defend hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) in the Bakken oil development fields from “burdensome Federal rulemaking.”