The Democrats' Inside Game

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is getting ready to paint Republican candidates as DC insiders in the 2010 election season, and DSCC Chairman Bob Menendez (NJ) outlined the strategy a bit this morning at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Hotline OnCall's Reid Wilson reports: "At a time when there's a lot of anger towards Washington, it seems that Republicans certainly have taken the tact quite differently," Menendez said. "They're either running lobbyists or people who are long established on the Republican side."

This will be harder in some races and easier in others, but Menendez is betting that the anti-incumbency sentiments being shown in poll after poll are more an expression of anti-Washingtonism.