How bad are prospects for the Democrats? Everyone is running against them. Even Democrats.
Bruised by his Republican opponent's repeated suggestions that he would be President Obama's "rubber stamp" in Washington, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin brandishes a gun in a new campaign ad while telling viewers he would "take on Washington and this administration" if elected to the United States Senate.
The ad features Manchin's endorsement by the National Rifle Assn. In it, the governor says that he would take "dead aim" at a proposed cap-and-trade bill, and he shoots a mock copy of the legislation to drive home the point.
Manchin is a very popular governor, with 60% approvals, and still he's running behind in the senate race.