Rain may wash away Dem hopes

The Democrats will be washed away in more ways than one on November 2nd, according to not just pollsters but weather forecasters as well.The Hill paper reports:In more bad news for Democrats, rain is in the forecast for much of the country on Election Day. Weather tracking websites, including weather.com and The Old Farmer's Almanac, are calling for rain in the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions, with chances for precipitation in other parts of the country as well.  According to Laurel Harbridge, a Northwestern University political science professor, GOP voters are not typically discouraged by rain. "Republicans are helped by bad weather ... it does harm Democratic prospects."It takes motivation to brave the rain, and tea partiers are fired up. Discouraged Dems, on the other hand, may just stay home. (Read Full Post)