I have no idea if the Democrats will win in a few weeks- I hope they do, and by all rights, they should- but I can always count on the ability of the Democrats to screw themselves over at the last minute. Regardless, it will be a monumental feat if the Democrats do lose, especially considerring how truly awful the current Republican congress has behaved. At any rate, the antics of the current Republican Congress have been well documented here and elsewhere, and it is worth noting that the next batch of Republicans may be no better. This is the cream of the crop from my own state of WV:
But disputes about ethics haven’t been limited to Mollohan. Some critics have questioned Wakim’s statement on his web page and in campaign literature that he is a Harvard University graduate and a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. Holley acknowledged that Wakim, a West Point alum who is now in the state House of Representatives, was an Army officer in Massachusetts during the war, and that his degree was earned at a less competitive extension school run by Harvard but which lacks the competitive admission policies of most of the university’s schools. Still, Leyden predicts the race will likely be the closest Mollohan has seen in years. Considering Mollohan’s history of runaway victories, however, that may not be enough to unseat him.
The best candidate the Republicans can field against Alan Mollohan, a democrat in a weak position defending his seat under a cloud of ethical questions is a candidate who, by all apearances, is a serial liar/embellisher.