Politics & Government

February 21, 2010

GOP seeks to win with anti-Pelosi strategy

If all politics are local, don't tell that to Jimmy Higdon. Higdon, a Republican from Kentucky, won a state Senate seat in December in a largely Democratic district with an unlikely strategy: He nationalized his race, warning of one-party rule by featuring Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's pictures in his television advertisements and campaign literature. Higdon, who was outspent by a 4-to-1 margin in the race, is happy that she's so unpopular.

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