DNC chair in Philly to energize the Dem vote

    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine joined Ed Rendell and others on Wednesday to get Democratic voters fired up for retaining critical positions despite apparent disinterest in the races.

    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine came to Philadelphia Wednesday to help energize Democrats for the upcoming mid-term elections.

    Both past history and current polls predict Democrats losing some key seats come November.  Speaking to a room full of students and union members at the University of Pennsylvania, Kaine approached the event like a pep rally.

    “I don’t care if we have majorities or not, we are always the underdog party and we will always be the underdog party because we’re the ones speaking for everyday people and we love a tough battle,” he said.

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    Polls show a lack of enthusiasm among those same Democratic voters who swept Obama into the White House two years ago. And tradition holds that the party in control of the White House loses significant seats in mid-term elections.

    Kaine said Democrats could still hold onto their House and Senate majorities by winning the ground war and getting Democrats out to vote. He says Pennsylvania is one of three states where the national Democratic Party has invested heavily with money and people.

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