Oct 26, 2010
A Democratic candidate from Mississippi has said he voted for Republican John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, in the most extreme example of the current midterm campaign of a ostensible ally of Barack Obama distancing themselves from the president.
Congressman Gene Taylor represents a district which voted heavily for Mr McCain in 2008. As a conservative Democrat, he has however been re-elected easily 11 times.
But after winning Mississippi’s 4th district by a massive 49 percentage points in 2008, his seat is now in danger from Republican challenger Steven Palazzo, who has consistently attacked the incumbent for voting with Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, who has become a figure of scorn on the Right.
In this campaign, he has repeatedly criticised Mrs Pelosi for being too liberal even though he supported her as speaker in 2007 and 2009.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 9:38 am