Jim Marshall voted for the Wall Street bailout. I wonder if that will hurt him in the 8th Congressional District. He’s already unpopular with a lot of movement liberals because of his SCHIP vote and support of the war.
The bailout is deeply unpopular regardless of ideological leanings. Goddard, I believe, said he’d vote against the plan.
So does this weaken Marshall? Listening to my Wall Street friends, the answer is no. The economy is about to collapse, the GOP is toast, McCain has lost, and Marshall will be proven right. Probably so across the board, but I get the sense, based on how the Marshall campaign is operating, that they are, for once, really nervous.