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US politicians fear voters in mid-term primaries

There are a number of important primary races heating up across the United States, with key races in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Arkansas.

One Philadelphia voter is quoted as saying “Politicians are like diapers, they should be changed regularly.

Brent Budowsky, a Columnist from The Hill newspaper shares that sentiment.

There are a lot of Washington insiders right now who are wetting their beds right now, afraid of the voters, with good reason. The voters are unhappy with all of them, Democrats and Republicans, the White House and the Congress,” said Budowsky.

The race to watch is the Kentucky Republican primary, where Rand Paul, the son of Congressman Ron Paul (Republican-Texas) is likely to win. This will be seen by the establishment as evidence the Tea Party movement does have pull in a Republican primary. However, polls place Paul and his likely Democratic opponent much closer in a November general election match up.

The people are unhappy and they’re unhappy at everybody in Washington, they are unhappy at both parties, they are unhappy at the establishment itself,” said Budowsky. "While the politicians may not be capable of adjusting, they are scared to death right now all over Washington.” 

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