Republicans See Tough Fight Ahead

NPR Political Junkie Ken Rudin and guests talk about Republican strategy for the midterm elections. History argues that the midterm election in a president's second term is bad news for his party. But Republican candidates argue that, with so many safe seats come November, they should concentrate resources on a few tight races.

Guests:

Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor; writes the "Political Junkie" column on npr.org

Adrian Wooldridge, Washington bureau chief of The Economist, co-author of The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America

Glenn Reynolds, law professor at University of Tennessee;publishes the political blog Instapundit.com

Rep. Ray Lahood, Republican from Illinois

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