Good catch by David Corn who notes that one of Barack Obama's senior hires, Jim Messina, is currently chief of staff for Max Baucus. Joe Lieberman's now winning the "worst Senate Democrat" race in a landslide, but before Lieberman really kicked it into overdrive, Baucus was in contention (see, e.g., here and here) so this isn't a very reassuring move.

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