History Lesson: GOP faces uphill fight

Analysis

This is a fairly meaningless story in that it tells the reader nothing about either Senator Stabenow or her potential opponents.

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Republicans are fighting fiercely to take on Democratic U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow. But if history is any guide, beating her in November won’t be a cake walk, said Inside Politics Editor Bill Ballenger. The last Democratic U.S. Senator from Michigan – who was elected, not appointed – who lost a re-election bid was Prentiss Brown of St, Ignance, Ballenger said. Don’t remember the name? That’s because Brown was ousted from office in 1942