U.S. Democratic Rep. Gary Peters campaigns door-to-door in Royal Oak, Mich., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. The freshman knows winning a second term in Washington won't be easy and the reasons are as simple ... more 
U.S. Democratic Rep. Gary Peters campaigns door-to-door in Royal Oak, Mich., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. The freshman knows winning a second term in Washington won't be easy and the reasons are as simple as 1-2-3. First, history shows freshmen congressmen are picked off more easily than veterans. Second, times are tough in Michigan's 9th Congressional District; he's the only Democrat to hold the Michigan's 9th District seat since redistricting two decades ago; and Third, voters aren't all that enamored with officeholders these days. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Carlos Osorio
Fri, Oct 22, 2010 10:59 PM EDT